WHAT IS GOLD VERMEIL?
Vermeil (pronounced vermay) is gold plated sterling silver or pure silver. The gold is usually of a high carat. Vermeil plating contains a lot more gold than regular gold plated pieces. A vermeil piece of jewellery contains only precious metals which makes the pieces valuable. Vermeil jewellery will maintain the look of yellow gold for years (depending on wear and usage) without the price tag attached to solid gold pieces.
My gold vermeil pieces can be re-plated. I encourage anyone who has purchased gold plated jewellery from me that requires refinishing, to contact me for a quote.
WHAT IS GOLD FILLED?
Gold-filled is a quality alternative to solid gold. It is a fusion of a strong solid gold layer on the base metal using heat and pressure. Gold-filled is not to be confused with Gold Plated as there are 50 to 100 times more gold in a Gold-filled product than in a Gold Plated one (Gold-filled is legally required to contain 5% of solid gold by weight). Gold-filled is much more valuable and durable than gold-plated; it does not flake, fade nor change colour. Anyone who can wear Gold can wear Gold-filled without any risk of allergy (even for earrings!). Gold-filled jewellery is an economical alternative to solid gold and can be washed easily.
MEASURING YOUR RING SIZE
Temperature needs to be considered. Don't measure when your body temperature is either too cold or too hot. A cold finger shrinks while a hot finger expands causing an inaccurate reading. Only measure when fingers are at room temperature.
When two sizes seem to fit. If you hesitate between two sizes, always go with the larger one.
A wider band needs a larger size. If you consider purchasing a wide band, move 1/2 a size to a full size larger from your measurement, for comfort’s sake.
Use a strip of paper. When measuring your finger, always refrain from using a string, they tend to stretch, which can result in wrong size. ALWAYS use a paper strip at least 1cm width.
For large knuckles. If your knuckle is a lot larger than the base of your finger, measure both the base of your finger and your knuckle and select a size in between the two.
If you are having trouble, please see your local jeweller or alternatively; email us to request a ring sizer to be sent to you at a small cost.
NECKLACE LENGTH CHART
Please refer to this chart for selecting a Necklace Length when purchasing. If you would like another custom length then please add to comments upon checkout.
WRIST SIZE CHART
To find your wrist size, you may use a dress makers tape measure or follow the steps below:
STEP 1: Measure your wrist with a flexible tape measurements or a strip of paper just below the wrist bone, or where you would normally wear the bangle/cuff.
STEP 2: If you are using a plain strip of paper, mark your size with a pen or pencil then use a ruler to measure the length. That would be your wrist size.
STEP 3: When choosing the sizing and fit of the bangle, cuff or bracelet, please consider the type of fit you would like:- snug fit, comfort fit or loose.