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Vermeil a Day (3)

Diamond Earrings in 24K Gold vermeil (image 1) and Rose Gold vermeil (image 2) - $225

Dimensions for both: 1” x 2”

Most large objects made in goldsmithing that appear to be gold are actually silver-gilt; for example most sporting trophies (including medals such as the gold medals awarded in all Olympic Games after 1912) and many crown jewels are silver-gilt objects. Apart from the raw materials being much less expensive to acquire than solid gold of any karat, large silver-gilt objects are also noticeably lighter if lifted, as well as more durable (gold is about as heavy as lead and is highly malleable and easily scratched).

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