Is 14K gold plated jewelry actually gold?
- Why is it so reasonably priced if it's gold?
- Will this jewelry last me a long time?
- How do you pronounce Vermeil?
What is 14K Gold?
14K Gold (i.e 14 parts pure gold and 10 parts alloy) has a rich tone and luxe look that makes this a must-have material in your jewelry box. A precious metal, solid 14K gold jewelry is the ideal mix of purity, durability, and value for your money. This jewelry will stay with you forever, heirloom pieces that you can wear for a lifetime.
14K Gold Plated
14K gold plated jewelry is made with a base metal (sterling silver or brass) coated in a layer of real 14 karat gold. 14K plated jewelry carries the same luster and appearance as real gold jewelry, but comes at a price that you will love.
A water and tarnish resistant metal, Vermeil (pronounced vehr-may) is a where sterling silver and 14k gold plated come together and create magic. All Vermeil jewelry has a sterling silver base and 14K gold plating that is 2.5 microns thick. If you have sensitive skin or are looking for a step up in quality that will last you a long time, our hypoallergenic, water and tarnish-resistant vermeil jewelry is perfect for you.
Here’s a simple breakdown of what that looks like, and an easy way to remember what each of these metals look like, inside and out.