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Vermeil (Gold)

Is a particular type of gold plating over a solid sterling silver base. To be true Vermeil Gold it must have at least 10 carats and has to be applied at least 2.5 microns thick of pure gold, so if 10 carat gold is used it would need to be 6 microns thick.

Vermeil (Gold)

Water Drop Earrings

Water drop earrings are pear shaped objects that dangle from the ear and can be made out of various materials but the most common is plain silver or gold, they are usually hollow to they are light and comfortable.

Water Drop Earrings

Wedding Ring

The wedding ring is one of the most popular and significant pieces of jewellery worn be either sexes, it is typically a band but can be adorned with gems, usually diamonds in a channel setting for the ladies.

Wedding Ring

White Gold

This metal has a silvery white appearance and is gold mixed with other precious metals which may include rhodium, silver and even platinum.

White Gold

Yellow Gold

Yellow is the natural colour of pure gold, however when less than 24 karats is used in jewellery making the added metals may include copper or silver and this will alter its colour.

Yellow Gold