1. Gold Vermeil
Gold Vermeil is sterling silver that has been gold-plated. Our vermeil is plated with 14K gold. This is a good combination for those with an allergy to normal, plated jewelry items. The difference between vermeil, and gold-filled, is in the thickness of the gold and the base metal used. In vermeil, the base is sterling silver.
2. 925 Sterling Silver
Sterling silver is an alloy made from 92.5 percent silver and 7.5 percent alloy. The reason sterling silver requires the mixture of other metals is because naturally, pure silver is soft. Adding other metals to the silver increases the hardness, making it more suitable and durable for use in jewelry.
3. 14K Gold
14K gold is a mixture consisting primarily of gold, blended with durable metals such as zinc, nickel and copper along with a rhodium plating. Gold by itself is relatively soft, so the alloy metals strengthen the composition. 14k gold is available in a variety of attractive colors beyond standard yellow gold. In fact, you can find 14k white gold, rose gold and a current trend: black gold.