Three delicate briolettes of pink topaz suspended from 22ct gold vermeil frame. These elegant earrings are a perfect complement to your summer wardrobe
Gold Vermeil is the highest quality of gold plating.
The base metal used is always pure sterling silver and it is then coated with a heavy plating of 22k gold. It is therefore more durable and higher quality than gold-plate (which is usually plated on steel or brass). With reasonable care it will last for many years without tarnishing or the plating wearing away. It is also ideal for those with sensitivities to base metals such as nickel or thinly plated gold.
Gold vermeil must be assayed and hall-marked in accordance with UK hall-marking law.
In short, it has all the lustre and opulence of solid gold without the weight or expense!
Care - as with all jewellery, it should not be worn whilst bathing or swimming. Do not use abrasive cloths or machine polishers to clean articles - simply use a soft, lint-free cloth.
Found in several areas of the world, topaz is most frequently found in blue, pink, yellow colours or as a colourless clear stone, often mistaken for diamond. Recently, mystic topaz, a startlingly multi-hued stone, has been produced from clear, colourless stones.
Greatly valued by the Greeks and Romans, topaz was one of the twelve gemstones set into the foundation walls of Jerusalem.