All About Vermeil
Vermeil (pronounced “ver-may”) is a luxurious thick yellow gold plated sterling silver and is a more affordable option for Mommies that love yellow gold. Vermeil has a long and storied history dating back to ancient Greece (at least), and was highly popular for both jewelry and home goods during the Victorian era. But today at POSH we use it for its combination of eye-catching beauty and practical durability.
An important note about Vermeil and all plated metals: Everyone’s skin is as unique as the customized jewelry they wear! Because of this fact, there are some physiological and lifestyle factors to consider before purchasing Vermeil in order to make sure it’s right for you and will have a long and enduring life. Although this is a thickly plated style, certain factors can cause all platings to wear down over time and reveal the white Sterling Silver underneath.
For example: if your (or the gift’s recipient’s) skin is more acidic or prone to oiliness — acidic skin oils can eat away at yellow plating in less than a week; if you tend to heavily use fragrant lotion or hairspray or other cosmetic products in the area you’d wear your jewelry, you might want to consider other options.
If you’re an active type and looking for jewelry you can wear round the clock, even during your workouts, you should go for our 14k Yellow Gold products — particularly if your regular activity includes swimming or running, which can add to the wearing down of your piece.
We want you to love the piece you purchase so we do our best to ensure you know as much about Vermeil as we do!
Don’t get us wrong — Vermeil is still a great option. But if you’re unsure, consider choosing yellow Gold. Solid gold might be an upgrade, but it will last much longer if your skin type doesn’t work well with plated styles. Keep an eye out on our social and sign up for our newsletter for discount codes on your next gold purchase.