Gold Vermeil

Pronounced ‘ver-may’, vermeil is a centuries-old term coined to describe a type of gold plating over a solid sterling silver base. It is a technique with superior quality and durability over standard gold plating. To be classed as gold vermeil, the sterling silver base must be gold-plated using the electrochemical technique with a gold purity of 10 karats or above and a plating thickness of at least 2.5 microns.

Gold karat (k) is a measurement of gold purity; each karat indicates 1/24th of the whole. 24k gold refers to the purest form of gold, with 99.9% of gold content. Zephyne’s gold vermeil layers 24k gold at 2.5 microns onto a sterling silver base, rendering the piece with a deep, rich golden hue. Our Memento Jewellery is designed to be worn on your daily adventure. With a little affection and care, your vermeil piece can stand the test of time and retain its lasting, alluring shine. Visit our Jewellery Care page for further details on the Memento Jewellery care ritual