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I came across a presentation the other night and the designs looked well-made and chic. Has anyone tried this line? Hit or miss? tia

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Shelbelle1365709107.19733994 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

I have a pair of hoops, very well made.

jeweliciou­s11365709486.007593 PostsRegistered 9/12/2012

I noticed that Shop has their gold over silver jewelry marked gold embraced and gold vermeil, although most of it is gold embraced.

I imagine the difference is that the vermeil is more heavily coated with gold than the embraced.

Does anyone know if that is true or not?

Thanks!

lavenderju­nkie1365725861.80312804 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

Embraced is a marketing term. We have no info regarding gold karat or thickness. There are no industry or legal definitions of embraced. Vermeil has standards and legal definitions.

Crazed4Gems1365730934.77459 PostsRegistered 1/8/2013
On 4/11/2013 jewelicious1 said:

I noticed that Shop has their gold over silver jewelry marked gold embraced and gold vermeil, although most of it is gold embraced.

I imagine the difference is that the vermeil is more heavily coated with gold than the embraced.

Does anyone know if that is true or not?

Thanks!

It seems to me that "embraced" is a fancy-schmancy word for....vermeil.

lavenderju­nkie1365772780.86312804 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

The thickness and content of the 'gold' will vary dramatically between different jewelry. Don't confuse fancy sounding words with quality or equate the longevity of the gold. Vermeil is one of the few gold plating that has a defined standard for both thickness and content.

jeweliciou­s11365791181.027593 PostsRegistered 9/12/2012

Thanks ladies. I think there should be a government standard with this clad business. I'm sick of guessing what the gold content is.

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