Monday, December 6, 2010

pirate vermeil

im loving vermeil. its such a rich piratey gold. if you want to get technical read on to see its properties otherwise just stare at the jewels above.

Vermeil (pronounced /ˈvɜrmɪl/ or /vərˈmeɪ/; French: [vɛʁˈmɛj]), 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,[1] is a combination of sterling silver, gold, and other precious metals. It is commonly used as a component in jewelry. A typical example is sterling silver coated with 14carat (58%) gold. To be considered vermeil, the gold must be at least 10 carat (42%) and be at least 2.5 micrometres thick. In the US, sterling silver covered with a base metal (such as nickel) and plated with gold cannot be sold as vermeil without disclosing that it contains base metal.

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