Total length including bail: approx. 27.80 mm = 1.09 inches.This solid 925 Sterling Silver pendant is handmade; the size may vary +/- 1%. Inside diameter of the pendant bail is approx. 4.50 mm x 7.80 mm it will fit a chain, cord or rope with a diameter of approx. Green, orange, golden, blue and gold. Handmade in Bali by our in-house Balinese silversmiths.
This pendant is hallmark stamped 925 on the back. VERMEIL, which is pronounced "vehr-MAY, " is 925 Sterling Silver with is plated with Gold.
Vermeil is a combination of Sterling Silver and Gold commonly used as a component in jewelry. A typical example is Sterling Silver coated with 18K or 24K Gold. To be considered VERMEIL, the gold must be at least 10 karats (42%) and be at least 2.5 micrometers thick. The word "VERMEIL" is a French word which came into use in the English language, mostly in America, in the 19th century as an alternative for the usual term silver-gilt.Vermeil can be produced by either fire-gilding or electrolysis. The original fire-gilding process was developed in France in the mid-18th century; however, France later banned the production of vermeil because over time artisans developed blindness due to mercury involved in the process. Today, VERMEIL is produced by electrolysis which is much safer than fire gilding yet produces a very similar result The White House has a collection of vermeil tableware kept on display (when not in use) in the Vermeil Room. The Code of Federal Regulations 16, Part 23.5 defines Vermeil: An industry product may be described or marked as'vermeil' if it consists of a base of Sterling Silver coated or plated on all significant surfaces with Gold or Gold alloy of not less than 10 karat fineness, that is of substantial thickness and a minimum thickness throughout equivalent to two and one half (2 ½) microns (or approximately 1/10000ths of an inch) of fine Gold. Less than 2.5 microns is NOT Vermeil and is considered as simple Gold plating only. Vermeil is a more expensive version of Gold plated jewelry. It consists of a 925 Sterling Silver base that is coated or plated with Gold. And again, if the longest lifespan is in the first place for you, your option is VERMEIL Vermeil is much more durable than simple very thin gold plating.
No wonder that the price is also high. Gold plating is the term used to describe the process of plating jewelry made of either precious (silver) or non-precious base metal (zinc, nickel, copper) with a thin layer of gold, which is depositing there by electrochemical methods. As it was said the layer is very thin and thus easy to scratch. It also naturally wears thin with time, exposing the metal below.
Our 18K Gold Vermeil over solid 925 Sterling Silver jewelry are absolutely marvelous and made with exceptional detail. This pendant is handmade out of solid 925 Sterling Silver; the size may vary +/- 1%.The condition is new and excellent. Don't miss the opportunity to own this magnificent Ammolite pendant. Our photographs have been enlarged to show details. Most details shown in the large image are actually not visible to the naked eye. We have made the image as close as possible to the original item when viewed on our screen. Depending on the viewers monitor settings, these items may appear a few shades lighter or darker in comparison to the original object.
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