Lightweight and elegant...
Our Gold Crushing Earrings come to you in vermeil in easy on French wires. A fun dangle of gold connected circles and a richly textured round disc in the larger ring. Overall length is over 1.5 inches long, and the most significant ring measures about .75 inches wide. Lightweight and elegant are the perfect descriptors for these earrings. You'll soon be crushing over your new faves!
Style: French Wire Hook
Part of the appeal of handcrafted sterling silver jewelry includes slight variations and irregularities in silversmith work. These variations are not to be considered defects but rather the silversmith's signature. No two are exactly alike.
**What is Gold Vermeil?
Vermeil (pronounced vehr-may; it's French!) is a legally regulated term that refers to a certain kind of quality jewelry. To be legally called "vermeil" in the United States, the jewelry piece must meet ALL of these conditions:
1. Have sterling silver as its base material. Sterling silver is an alloy made of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% other materials. It is a standard material used in high quality jewelry (e.g., brass or copper).
2. Be plated in gold that is at least 10k (10 karats). That means the gold is at least 41.7% gold content.
3. Have gold plating that is at least 2.5 microns thick. A micron is 1/1000th of a millimeter.
Source: Federal Trade Commission
Put another way, vermeil pieces are made with precious materials with heavy platingto ensure long-lasting wear.