GOLD VERMEIL (also known as Gold Plating)
Gold vermeil jewelry has a thin layer of 18 karat or 24 karat gold coating on a sterling silver base. Our white gold jewelry is finished with white rhodium plating. Rhodium is a precious metal, a member of the platinum family. Rhodium electroplating is used on both on our white gold jewelry as well as some of our sterling silver jewelry to provide a surfacethat will temporarily help resist scratches and tarnish, and give a lustrous white reflective appearance.
Do not let your gold vermeil jewelry come into contact with chlorine, harsh chemicals, oils, lotions, nail polish removers, perfume or hairspray.
Clean gold vermeil jewelry in a mild dishwashing liquid diluted with water, if the cleaning substace is too strong it may remove the gold plating or change its color. Thoroughly dry your gold vermeil jewelry after exposure to water. Use of a polish cloth, paste or strong jewelry cleaner is not recommended.
Store your gold vermeil jewelry in an airtight soft lined box or pouch, or an airtight plastic bag when not in use. This will help avoid scratches and premature tarnishing of the jewelry or oxidation of the silver underneath.