What is gold filled jewelry?
Gold Filled is the best alternative to fine gold. It is a hybrid metal that is essentially a thick layer of gold “filled” with another metal, like brass or copper. It has a layer of gold that is 50-100x thicker than other more commonly used metals, like gold plated. Additionally, the “filling” process creates a much stronger bond between the gold and base metal, so the gold layer is very durable and will not come off for decades.
Why stainless steel jewelry?
• It is corrosion-free, tarnish-free, and scratch-free
• It doesn't require much maintenance and are really easy to clean- just use warm water and soap
• Stainless Steel rings do not require rhodium plating. Rhodium is a hard metal that increases the scratch resistance of a jewelry item but stainless steel is stronger and therefore does not need it, so it saves time, money, and energy
• The metal is best known for being hypoallergenic, so it’s great even for the most irritable skin
• The price point is significantly lower compared to gold, silver, and platinum
• Despite being cheaper than the other metals, it still has a similar look to platinum so the ring will retain its beauty and luster
• It is the most environmentally-friendly metal option in the jewelry world. In the production process, the amount of energy used and waste produced is dramatically less than in the production of other metals for jewelry
• Stainless steel is 100% recyclable
What is vermeil?
Gold vermeil, or just vermeil, is a term used to refer to jewelry or other items made of silver and coated with gold.
The word “vermeil” comes from French and is pronounced “ver-may.” An alternative term is “silver-gilt” (or “gilded silver”), which has the same meaning as “vermeil.”
Vermeil jewelry is made by first creating the base of the item out of silver and then plating it with a thin layer of gold. The method used to cover the surface of the piece with gold is called electrolysis. In general, if you are wearing vermeil, you shouldn’t be worried about allergic reactions to nickel as this type of jewelry usually does not contain the metal.