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Mejuri 101: Gold Vermeil

March 3, 2022Video

MEJURI 101

Welcome to Mejuri 101, our new series that answers it all—from the basics of styling a gold hoop, to the fine details about our materials and care tips.


If you haven’t noticed, we have a thing for gold vermeil. It’s shiny, it’s got an irresistible French moniker and it makes for a bold and durable stack. Here, Kathleen Newman-Bremang, Deputy Director, Global at Refinery29 Unbothered, and Britt Gelineau, our Senior Manager, Product Marketing take us on a quick deep dive on everything vermeil—from how it’s made to the vermeil pieces you should own and everything in between.


WHAT IS GOLD VERMEIL ANYWAY?

Pronounced “ver-may,” this material is not to be confused with regular gold plating. At Mejuri, vermeil pieces use a much thicker layer of 18k solid gold over sterling silver because we like our stacks golden, bold and durable.

GOLD VERMEIL VS. GOLD PLATING

Our gold vermeil is a premium material crafted to last—and superior to gold plating due to its thick layer of 18k gold over sterling silver, which is in and of itself a highly enduring precious metal. In comparison, gold plating is typically a thin layer of gold over a less durable metal such as copper or brass.

HOW TO CARE FOR GOLD VERMEIL

Like everything fine, your jewelry deserves some TLC. We created a Jewelry Cleaning Kit to keep all your pieces in top shape, including gold vermeil. Here’s how it works:

  1. Using a dry microfiber cloth, like a lens or screen cleaning cloth, wipe down your piece, using light pressure, focusing on any areas of discolouration.

2. Do not apply water or other chemicals to your vermeil or silver pieces to clean them. Our Jewelry Cleaning Spray is specially formulated to be vermeil and silver-safe.

Pictured above Double Curb Chain Necklace, Bold Herringbone Chain Necklace, Charlotte Bold Ring, Dôme Hoops, Midi Hoops and Jewelry Box Black

GOLD VERMEIL RIGHT THIS WAY

Because we craft our vermeil pieces with a thick layer of 18k solid gold, this means that our vermeil styles are bolder, sculptural and inspired by everything from art to food and more (have you met the Croissant?) making it the perfect choice for jewelry stacking beginners and pros alike.

Kathleen wears Charlotte Bold Ring and Bold Vermeil Bangle

TRY IT ON

How do you know if vermeil is right for you? Book a Virtual Shopping Appointment with a Mejuri stylist for a personalized one-on-one session where you can get answers to all your questions and see your picks up close. 


SHOP VERMEIL


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