The rose vermeil choice features various round brilliant cut 3.5mm gemstones including two rhodolite garnets, two reddish brown garnets, two plum garnets and two madeira citrines. It also includes round cut 3mm two honey citrines, four yellow citrines and two orange citrines.
The total peridot weight is 0.18ct, total citrine weight is 0.16ct, total amethyst is 0.24ct, total Madeira citrine is 0.16ct, total iolite is 0.22ct, total garnet is 0.32ct, total chrome diopside is 0.32ct, and total blue topaz is 0.22ct, the total citrine weight is 0.64ct, total rhodolite garnet weight is 0.32ct, total garnet weight is 0.64ct, total Madeira citrine weight is 0.24ct (all approximate). The ring measures 11/16"L x 15/16"W x 1/8"H.
Part of the Michelle Albala collection. All weights pertaining to diamond weights are minimum weights. Additionally, please note that many gemstones are treated to enhance their beauty. Click here for important information about gemstone enhancements and special care requirements.
Pronounced "vermay," vermeil is an electroplating process in which 14K gold or higher is coated over sterling silver. Officially designated by the jewelry industry, items may only be sold as vermeil if they have a minimum thickness of 100 millionths of an inch (2.5 microns) of gold over the silver. Regular gold plating is less than 2.5 microns.
The "vermeil" technique of plating sterling silver with gold originated in France in the 1750s. It differs from "gold filled" or "gold plated" in terms of the thickness or thinness of the microns over sterling silver. "Gold filled" pieces have a much thicker layer, between 15 and 45 microns, which is mechanically bonded to the base metal with heat and pressure. Vermeil is a more expensive version of "gold plated". It does not wear off as quickly as gold plating does. However, over time, vermeil wears off and therefore will require re-plating.
Gold/Platinum Embraced Silver or Bronze:
Our platinum and gold embraced collections feature layers of platinum or gold over sterling silver or bronze for a lustrous, radiant finish everywhere you look and touch.
To care for your plated jewelry items: