Made with a gold filled oval charm featuring the Virgin Mary and Gold Vermeil huggie hoops - perfect for sensitive ears.
What does gold filled mean?
Gold plated jewellery has a thin layer of gold over brass (under 0.05%), which is not mechanically bonded and is therefore prone to eventually wearing off. In comparison, gold filled means that there is a thick layer of gold (always over 5%) which has been mechanically bonded to a brass core. Due to this permanent bond, gold filled jewellery can last a lifetime when looked after properly, therefore making it a far more affordable alternative to solid gold jewellery!
What is Gold Vermeil?
Vermeil is a french word (pronounced 'vehr-may') which describes a specific quality of jewellery. To be referred to as 'vermeil', a jewellery piece must meet all of the below conditions:
- Have a sterling silver base. This is an alloy made of 92.5% pure silver.
- The gold plating must be at least 10 karat gold - meaning the gold has at least 41.7% gold content.
- The gold plating must also be minimum 2.5 microns thick, as opposed to standard gold plating which only has to be 0.5 microns thick.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to each piece being handmade to order, please allow 3 weeks for each item to be dispatched.