Vermeil 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.
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 jewelry to the next level of glamour.
Caution to Buyers: Beware that low-cost thai silver vermeil items are usually not genuine vermeil but flash plated (less than 0.5 micron) or even nickel-plated. Nickel will add shine but can cause allergic reactions and is a potential carcinogen.
SHIANA has a firm 3-micron nickel-free guarantee. Quality is valued here, we do not settle for less.