Our gold-plated jewellery is all vermeil, which is a thicker, long-lasting plating technique that uses solid 925 sterling silver as a base. We never use brass. It means our jewellery is hypoallergenic, and it won’t turn your fingers green.
What’s the difference between flash plating and gold vermeil?
Think of the difference as one between colour and layer. Flash plating is 0.1 microns thick, so it’s essentially a gilding process as opposed to plating. Vermeil is a thick layer of 2.5 microns of 18 karat gold on sterling silver, so it’s made to last.
How is vermeil done?
Silver jewellery goes into a tank where it is plated. Our master plater, who was trained by his father in Birmingham’s iconic jewellery quarter, uses centuries-old techniques to plate our jewellery. The instinct and experience of a plater sets a good plate apart from one that won’t last.