"Gold Vermeil" pronounced "ver-may" is jewellery that has been made with a sterling silver base and has a thick gold plating of at least 2.5 microns thick. In our case, we have used 18ct gold due to it's balance of warm colour and durability.
Each of our pieces are handcrafted carefully by our talented artisans. Using only the highest quality material that is ethically sourced and only the best cuts of gemstones to show you the true beauty of nature. Each jewellery piece is also quality checked by our artisans before arriving to us, then checked one final time by ourselves to ensure that you are receiving jewellery that you will enjoy for years to come. This page will help guide you in how to maintain your Thimble Rose pieces brilliance and high quality.
Wearing Your Jewellery
- Last step of your routine: Putting on your jewellery should be the last step of getting ready. So smother yourself in lotion and spray your favourite perfume all before putting on Thimble Rose. The chemicals within the products can dull your pieces
- Water: Remove your jewellery when showering, washing your hands and swimming.
- Extreme conditions: Keep your jewellery away from extreme sunlight, temperatures and humidity. Gemstones are natural and these factors could have an impact on those natural little beauties when exposed
HOW TO STORE YOUR JEWELLERY
Jewellery will be best stored in the original Thimble Rose box provided or in an airtight containing whilst also ensuring that it is placed in a dry, cool and dark place. This will help slow the process of any tarnishing from the Sterling Silver base that will naturally oxidise over time. Also keep each piece separate to prevent them from tangling and scratching.
CLEANING YOUR JEWELLERY
Always only polish your natural gemstones, as some stones can be very delicate and porous. Avoid chemical and cleaning agents as this can cause permanent damage.
Gold Vermeil / Sterling Silver
To restore the shine, grab a jewellery polishing cloth, or a microfiber cloth that will also work just as well. Gently rub in one direction and try to avoid circular motions. Due to the sterling silver base, it is common for the jewellery to tarnish over time because of natural oxidisation (a reaction when silver reacts to sulphur in the air), but will disappear within seconds of polishing.
Always avoid chemical cleaning as this can impact the plating of the jewellery. Gold Vermeil is far more durable than gold plated options. If looked after carefully it can last for years, but if worn continuously the plating can start to wear revealing the sterling silver base. This can be re-plated by most jewellers for a small fee.