GET GOLD VERMEIL GET WET?


If you're the type of person who likes to wear jewelry while showering or swimming, you may be wondering if gold vermeil is safe to get wet. After all, it's gold—it should be water-resistant, right? Unfortunately, the answer isn't that simple. Let's explore what gold vermeil is and if it can handle a little water. 


WHAT IS GOLD VERMEIL?


Gold vermeil (pronounced "ver-may") is an alloy of sterling silver coated with a layer of pure gold. The coating is usually 2.5 microns thick, meaning that the gold creates a protective barrier around the silver base and prevents it from tarnishing too quickly. While this makes gold vermeil jewelry look beautiful and shiny for a long time, it also makes it more prone to damage when exposed to water or chemicals than other types of jewelry, such as solid gold or platinum.

 

CAN YOU WEAR GOLD VERMEIL IN WATER?



The short answer is you can, but you shouldn't! The coating of gold on your jewelry will start to wear off after repeated exposure to water, and over time your jewelry may start looking dull or discolored. It's best to avoid wearing your pieces in heavily chlorinated pools or hot tubs, as these can cause even more damage to the gold plating than regular water exposure. To ensure that your piece stays in good condition for as long as possible, take it off before getting into the pool or hot tub and store it safely away from any moisture or humidity until you are ready to wear it again.

 

WRAPPING UP


When it comes to gold vermeil, it's best to take some precautionary measures. We recommend taking your piece off before getting into the water and storing it in a dry place when not wearing it. That way, you can enjoy the beautiful shine of your jewelry for years to come! If you have any questions about whether or not your jewelry is safe to get wet, please reach out to us at Bonheur Jewelry—we'd be happy to help!