Because Vermeil is plated, it will wear off more on places that are in constant contact with skin, such as bracelets and rings, however, the plating is pretty durable, and can last many years with proper care.
To care for your vermeil jewelry, you may lightly polish with a non abrasive polishing cloth, and store in airtight container to keep from tarnishing.
What is Vermeil?
Gold vermeil’s meaning is very specific. Vermeil jewelry has a legal definition in the United States: It is any piece of jewelry that consists of a sterling silver base layer with solid gold electroplated on top.
Any piece of jewelry marked as gold vermeil must meet the requirements below:
Sterling silver is the base material. The gold plated layer must be at least 10k gold but can be anything from 14k to 24k gold.
Vermeil must be plated in gold at least 2.5 microns thick. (micron = 1/1000th of a millimeter)
(Most of our vermeil has high karat plating, of at least 18k.)