Organic Gold Stack Ring
Our Organic Gold Stack Ring comes to you in gold vermeil. This little ring measures approximately 1.5-2mm in a wavy slightly textured pattern all the way around. A perfect little ring to stack or wear alone.
Finish: High Polish
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 silversmiths 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, and is a standard material used in high quality jewelry (versus, 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 plating to ensure long-lasting wear.