We coat our vermeil with 2.5 microns of 18K gold (instead of industry standard of 1.5 microns and 10K gold).
With proper care, vermeil jewelry should maintain the look of yellow gold for many years.
We recommend that you store your gold vermeil jewelry in an airtight soft lined box or pouch, or an airtight plastic bag when not in use. This will help avoid scratches and premature tarnishing of the jewelry or oxidation of the silver underneath.
We do not recommend repeated exposure to water, chlorine, harsh chemicals, oils, lotions, nail polish removers, perfume or hairspray. This may weaken the surface of the plating.
To clean, use a mild dishwashing liquid diluted with water, if the cleaning substance is too strong it may damage the gold plating or change its color. Thoroughly dry your gold vermeil jewelry after exposure to water. Use of a polish cloth, paste or strong jewelry cleaner is not recommended.
Chemicals like hairspray, perfume, deodorant, body lotion, bleach, etc., can speed up the tarnishing process. Be also mindful to keep silver away from rubber, vinegar, olives and fruit juice.
Store your sterling silver jewelry in a cool, dark place away from sources of sunlight, heat and moisture. To reduce scratching and tarnishing, store your pieces individually in small zip-lock plastic bags, removing as much air as possible. You may also want to put a small strip of anti-tarnish paper in each bag with the jewelry.
Don’t leave silver jewelry in the bathroom unprotected, and do not wear it the shower, swimming pool or hot tub. Humidity and moisture can make tarnish appear faster.
After taking off your silver jewelry, clean it with a dry soft cloth before putting it back into an airtight container.