DISCONTINUED STONE Hugger Earrings in VERMEIL
An everyday favorite, these small stone hugger studs are hand-carved and cast in Sterling Silver then plated with a heavy coat of 14K Gold.
Vermeil (pronounced vermay) is a very thick coating of gold, (in our case 14k,) over a solid sterling silver base. It is distinguished from lower quality gold plated jewelry in that it requires a sterling silver base, not brass or cheap metal, and must be 2.5 microns thick. To the naked eye it looks like solid gold and is a much more affordable option! Vermeil does require special care to extend the life of the gold overlay, and over time may develop a natural patina exposing the sterling silver beneath, especially on heavily worn pieces like rings and bracelets. Vermeil pieces may be recoated with gold for a fee. Remove gold vermeil jewelry when washing hands and showering, applying perfumes and lotions, or while using harsh cleaning supplies. To clean, buff with a microfiber or 100% cotton cloth and store in a dry, airtight container when not in use.