Pour your charm out with this cute and whimsical accessory! Crafted with polished sterling silver and palladium with 18K yellow gold embraced™ accents, this slide-on charm features a sculpted teapot. The lid can be opened or closed for added fun. The charm measures 5/8"L x 3/8"W. The charm has a maximum opening of 4mm.
Vendor Warranty: Includes one year vendor warranty from the date of purchase.
Part of the Gems en Vogue Collection. Made in China.
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: