Thursday, September 27, 2012

Vermeil

Vermeil is Sterling Silver coated with yellow gold. To actually be considered "Vermeil," the gold must be at least 10kt (the vermeil components I use are usually coated in gold of between 14 to 24 kt) and the gold must be heavily applied, 2 1/2 microns thick.

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia reports:
The Code of Federal Regulations 16, Part 23.5[2] defines Vermeil: "An industry product may be described or marked as 'vermeil' if it consists of a base of sterling silver coated or plated on all significant surfaces with gold or gold alloy of not less than 10 karat fineness, that is of substantial thickness and a minimum thickness throughout equivalent to two and one half (2½) microns (or approximately 1/10000ths of an inch) of fine gold."




Amethyst represents spirituality and tranquility, and is the birthstone for those born in the month of February.
This graceful pair of earrings features drops of stacked nuggets of  Amethyst with vermeil accents, suspended from gold-filled leverback earwires.
Lovingly handcrafted in the USA by artisan Vicki Newby.
EAGF1227

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