NEW and available online exclusively at Artful Jeweler! Small Plume Arabesque Earrings Dark and light, curved and spiked these earrings are a beautiful design dichotomy. The earrings are carved in wax and then electroformed in Silver and/or 18k Gold Vermeil. The posts are 14k White Gold. Available in oxidized or bright silver or gold vermeil and silver. Ships in 1 day!
SKU SK-19797 18k Gold Vermeil and Silver (shown) $280,
SKU SK-19798 Bright Silver with Oxidized Plume $240.
Vermeil is a French word which came into use in the English language, as an alternative for the usual term silver-gilt, it is a combination of sterling silver, gold, or other precious metals. Vermeil is a thicker application of gold than the traditional gold plated jewelry or gold-filled alternatives.
The gold portion must be at least ten karats, however, most of the Artful Jeweler artist use the thicker 18 karat gold. To the naked eye, it looks just like pure gold.