What is 14k gold filled?
Gold filled is an actual layer of gold-pressure bonded to either 925 Sterling Silver or Copper. Gold filled is not to be confused with gold plating as gold filled literally has 100% more gold than gold plating. Gold filled is much more valuable and tarnish resistant. It does not flake off, rub off or turn colors.
What can affect gold filled jewellery?
- Fake tan
What is 14k Vermeil?
Vermeil is a type of gold finished material that is composed of a thick layer of gold over solid sterling silver. Gold vermeil offers up to 3-4 times thicker gold-plating than standard plated pieces, & due to this is a very long wearing piece of jewellery & is suitable for daily wear. Also a vermeil piece must have a sterling silver base (instead of brass or cheaper metals).
What can effect Vermeil jewellery?
- Fake tan
Cleaning your jewellery
You should clean your vermeil and gold filled jewelry when it starts to appear dull and not as shiny as when you purchased it. Dirt and debris can build up in between the links of chains and on the backs of earrings which can make your jewelry look dull. To clean your jewellery use a soft cloth under warm water and rub gently. Be sure to dry your pieces thoroughly after, as any excess water can be damaging to your jewellery.