As a jewelry designer, I am often asked about the materials I use in my jewelry. I always welcome these questions because I believe being informed helps us to better understand our purchases AND I was once that person who didn't always understand the differences in the different metal options. 

Now that I'm in the know, I've got your back! 🙌🏻

This is the 2nd installment in my Frequently Asked Questions series. Today, let's talk about Gold Vermeil...

What is Gold Vermeil?

Gold vermeil (ver-may) jewelry has a sterling silver core and is plated with gold. Gold vermeil is a popular choice for those looking for a more affordable option compared to solid gold jewelry. And bonus -  the presence of sterling silver underneath the gold plating makes it a more hypoallergenic choice compared to jewelry with copper or brass cores.

With a thicker plating than regular gold plating, it offers a longer-lasting shine but must have proper care to protect its finish.

I created a Jewelry Care Guide to help you keep your LJ Artisan Designs jewelry looking great! Click below to get your Jewelry Care Guide...

lj artisan designs jewelry care guide
Check out these and more Gold Filled jewelry items on the website...
gold quartz necklace adjustable.  smoky quartz gold necklace
moonstone earrings gold.  garnet earrings gold
Next week, we'll dive into all the metals that I use to make LJ Artisan Designs jewelry (wonder which is my favorite?). See you next week!
All My Best,
May 27, 2024 — Leah Johnson