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24k Gold Vermeil & Gemstones
Our 24k gold vermeil jewelry has been very popular this summer!
Many of our customers ask what is 24k gold vermeil? If you see "14k", "18k", “24k” (less likely in the US) or another karat before the word "vermeil", this simply refers to how much gold content there is: 24k is 99.9% gold content, 18k is 75% gold content, 14k is 58.3% and 10k is 41.7%. Interesting, right?
Vermeil is a jewelry technique, originating in the 19th century, where gold is melted over a base of sterling silver and the gold layer must be at least 2.5 microns. Mixing gold with other materials changes the hue of the gold and thus the dark richer yellow tone of 24k gold vermeil. In this case, it is 99% melted gold over our base metal of sterling silver.
It’s wonderful to share our eco-friendly metals with our customers. As we think about the earth (including global warming), we intentionally use sustainable metals and natural gemstones in our jewelry.
We’ve also learned, from our awesomely stylish shoppers, their top picks with 24k gold vermeil:
- Inspiring colors and gemstones: Fashion right now is all about color and our variety of gemstones complement this trend. We hand-select raw and cut gemstones to create different style bracelets, earrings, necklaces, and rings. Rose quartz, turquoise, and lapis have been fan favorites lately! The stones set in 24k gold vermeil are the most popular.
- Gemstone rings: Our single stone, two-stone, and three-stone rings are both timeless and make a statement. Some gemstones represent good luck or strength. Many of our rings are adjustable and have been popular with all ages. This could be a fun gift for yourself or a loved one.
- Geometric earrings & necklaces in 24k gold vermeil: This includes oval, round/circular, and square shapes in the jewelry pieces. You’ll stand out day or night in these beautiful 24k gold vermeil geo shape earrings.
We’re incorporating these trends into our current designs and can’t wait to hear what you think.
We’ve put together a 24k gold vermeil and gemstone collection that highlights our popular pieces and includes selected sustainable jewelry in all of the newest styles. Click HERE to check it out now and have fun shopping for YOU or someone you love! Shop Now!