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    Gold-filled and gold vermeil jewellery are both popular alternatives to solid gold jewellery, offering a more affordable option without compromising on quality. Here are the differences between the two:

    Composition:

      • Gold-Filled Jewellery: Gold-filled jewellery is made by permanently bonding a thick layer of gold onto a base metal (usually brass or copper) using heat and pressure.
        The gold layer in gold-filled jewellery is 20 times thicker than in gold-plated jewellery, making it significantly more durable and longer-lasting.

    Gold Vermeil Jewellery: Gold vermeil jewellery, on the other hand, consists of a sterling silver base that is plated with a microscopic layer of gold that is invisible to the naked eye, even under very strong microscopes. The gold layer in vermeil jewellery must meet specific thickness and purity requirements, typically at least 10 karats and 2.5 microns thick.

    Gold-filled jewellery is 20 times thicker than gold-plated jewellery, making it significantly more durable and longer-lasting.

     

    Durability:

      • Gold-Filled Jewellery: Because of its thicker layer of gold, gold-filled jewellery is more durable and resistant to tarnishing and wear compared to gold-plated or vermeil jewellery. It can last for many years with proper care.
      • Gold Vermeil Jewellery: While gold vermeil jewellery offers a thicker layer of gold compared to gold-plated jewelry, it is syill not as durable as gold-filled jewellery since the underlying sterling silver base will inevitably tarnish over time

    Gold-filled jewellery is more durable and resistant to tarnishing and wear.

    Price:

      • Gold-Filled Jewellery: Gold-filled jewellery tends to be more expensive than gold vermeil jewellery due to its higher gold content and durability.
      • Gold Vermeil Jewellery: Gold vermeil jewellery is typically more affordable than gold-filled jewellery but offers a similar appearance, albeit temporarily. If a plated product is of a higher price, this is due to the effect of strategic social media marketing.

    Gold vermeil jewellery offers a similar appearance, albeit temporarily

     

    Care:

      • Gold-Filled Jewellery: Gold-filled jewellery can be cleaned with mild soap and water or a jewellery polishing cloth. Avoid using abrasive cleaners or brushes that can scratch the surface.
      • Gold Vermeil Jewellery: Gold vermeil jewellery should be cleaned extremely gently with a very soft, damp cloth to avoid scratching the thin gold layer off. Avoid using harsh chemicals or polishing compounds that can strip away the gold plating.

     

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