Gold vermeil is an overlay of gold over a base of sterling silver. While more durable than gold-plated jewelry, it is still very delicate and requires special care.

Remove before applying perfumes, lotions, or before bathing. Chlorine, especially at high temperatures, can permanently damage or discolor your gold vermeil jewelry. Avoid wearing gold vermeil jewelry while using chlorine bleach or while in a pool or hot tub.

To clean gold vermeil jewelry, buff very gently with a soft and dry 100% cotton cloth or a microfiber cloth. Never use chemical cleaners on gold vermeil jewelry—it can strip the gold finish.

Store your gold vermeil jewelry in an airtight container when not in use. This will help avoid wear, scratches and premature tarnishing of the jewelry or oxidization of the silver underneath.

It is natural for gold vermeil jewelry to tarnish with time—it adds character to the item. If the gold does eventually rub off, you still have a piece made of a precious metal­—sterling silver. The silver showing through under the gold can be very beautiful.


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