Why choose vermeil rather than gold-plated jewelry? What justifies a higher price? We explain everything to you.
1. They are more valuable
Vermeil jewelry is made only of precious metals. Their base is in 925 silver covered with 5 microns of 18 carat gold. While gold-plated ones are made of brass coated with copper and 3 microns of gold, sometimes 14 carats. 18 karat is more valuable than 14 because it has more gold in percentage. Pure gold corresponds to 24 carats.
2. They are more resistant to friction and shock
The minimum plating thickness for vermeil jewelry is 5 microns like all our creations. They are plated in a Parisian workshop working for the biggest brands. Laser tests are carried out after each plating to certify the minimum thickness. While the thickness of a gold plating is 3 microns and is not always respected.
3. They are heavier than gold-plated jewelry
Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc, while 925 silver is heavier and denser. The weight of silver is therefore more pleasant to wear.
4. They are hypoallergenic
925 silver and 18 carat gold are hypoallergenic metals, they do not cause allergies and do not react with the skin unlike brass with a greenish deposit.
5. In short, vermeil is more resistant over time
Higher quality and improved durability make vermeil products far superior to brass jewelry.