GET GOLD VERMEIL GET WET?
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?
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!