These gold vermeil beads have been faceted then carefully twisted to give light more room to shimer off their surface. It is hard to imagine that these little beads are pure silver. There are no mixtures or other metals in between.
Vermeil Karen hill tribe silver uses a nickel-free process. The pure silver is plated with 1 micron of 18K gold for strength then followed by 2 microns of 24K gold. This gives the gold a lasting antique look and feel. The 3 micron (micro meter) coating is guaranteed.
Gold plated Karen Silver is not bright or shiny. It is perfect for projects that require immediate visual authenticity and for designers who are ready to take their Karen Silver items to the next level of glamour.