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What is Vermeil?

Vermeil is a metal made by coating a base of sterling silver with gold that is at least 10 karat and a minimum of 2.5 microns thick (100/1,000,000 inch).

The term vermeil cannot be used if the sterling is covered with a base metal before being coated with gold unless the presence of the base metal is disclosed.

Pronunciation: ver-MAY

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