FLASH - HIGH TIDE EAR CUFF, 14K GOLD VERMEIL
Curves in all the right places... the High Tide Ear Cuff – the easiest way to elevate and add a layer of excitement to your everyday earring combination.
- No piercing required
- Total length 17mm
- Made of 14k Vermeil*
*What is Vermeil?
Vermeil (pronounced vehr-may; it's French!) is a benchmark of quality. It refers to high-quality sterling silver that has a thick overlay/layer of gold.
Vermeil is different from regular ‘gold plated jewellery’ as to be considered as ‘true vermeil’ it has to comply with US standards: the base metal must be pure silver or sterling silver and the gold plating needs to be at least 2.5 microns thick (thick in industry standards), and at least 10k or higher.
Flash Jewellery produce in 925 sterling silver with an over-layer of 14k or 18k gold. All their jewellery is plated in a minimum of 2.5 microns, and depending on the piece, up to 4 microns are used.
Caring for your Flash Jewellery
All Flash Jewellery is handmade by skilled artisans. This means every piece is unique and delicate and no two pieces are the same.
The jewellery is made of high-quality sterling silver with a thick 14k or 18k gold overlay (Vermeil) and contains no nickel.
Flash's Vermeil jewellery is made to be lived in and worn every day. But to prolong the life of your jewellery, they do suggest the following..
+ Protect items from water, humidity, steam and chemicals.
+ Tarnishing & discolouration is caused by the oxidisation process which occurs when metal is in contact with air and acids through handling & moisture.
+ Take your jewellery off prior to exercise, showering, washing your hands and swimming. Saltwater is the enemy.
+ Avoid contact with cosmetics, hair products and perfume.
+ Store your jewellery in the box provided and in a cool dry place out of direct sunlight.
+ Clean vermeil items with a soft cloth & never use silver polish or metal cleaners. Sterling silver jewellery is best cleaned with a professional product, follow the manufacturer instructions carefully.
+ Look after gemstones these are delicate and may chip.
+ Gently wipe pearls with a soft cloth to remove body oils or dirt before storing and keep away from objects that may scratch the surface.
All metals will naturally soften, fade and oxidise with time and will require maintenance.