Teall’s Gold Vermeil

Why should you invest in Teall’s Gold Vermeil Jewellery.

Gold vermeil, pronounced "ver-may," is a type of jewellery made by applying a thick layer of gold (usually 18 karats or higher) onto a base metal, typically sterling silver. To be considered vermeil, the gold plating must be at least 2.5 microns thick. This process creates a luxurious and durable finish that resembles solid gold, but at a more affordable price.


Here are a few reasons why you should choose to invest in gold vermeil:


  1. Affordability: Gold vermeil offers the look and feel of solid gold without the hefty price tag. It's an attractive option for those who want high-quality jewellery without spending a fortune.


  1. Quality and Durability: The thickness of the gold plating in vermeil jewellery makes it more durable than standard gold-plated pieces. With proper care, it can last for years. See our care guide.


  1. Hypoallergenic: Since Teall vermeil jewellery is typically made with sterling silver as the base metal, it is less likely to cause skin irritation or allergic reactions compared to other metals.


  1. Versatility: Gold vermeil jewellery complements a wide range of styles and outfits. It can be worn casually or for more formal occasions.


  1. Resale Value: While it may not have the same resale value as solid gold, high-quality gold vermeil pieces can still retain value over time, especially if they are well-maintained.


  1. Ethical Considerations: You may prefer gold vermeil over gold-plated items because the plating process uses more gold and adheres to higher standards, potentially reducing environmental impact and ethical concerns related to mining.


However, it's important to note that while gold vermeil offers many advantages, it's not suitable for all situations. Due to the thin layer of gold, vermeil jewellery can wear down over time, especially if subjected to rough treatment or harsh chemicals. Please look after your Jewellery and follow our care guide.


Additionally, when investing in jewellery, it's crucial to consider factors like personal style, intended use, and overall budget. While gold vermeil can be a fantastic option, it's not the only one, and the "best" choice ultimately depends on your individual preferences and circumstances.