Golden Insights: A Comprehensive Guide to Different Types of Gold in Jewellery - Booblinka Jewellery

Golden Insights: A Comprehensive Guide to Different Types of Gold in Jewellery

Hello to all my beautiful sea-inspired friends and fellow jewellery enthusiasts!


It's Marketa here, your dedicated artisan jeweller from the beautiful shores of Newquay.
Today, I'm excited to guide you through the magical world of gold jewellery - from gold vermeil to solid gold.
Whether you're a first-time buyer or a seasoned collector, this guide will help you make informed decisions about your precious investments.



1. Gold Vermeil - The Elegant Overlay

Gold vermeil, pronounced 'ver-may', is a fantastic option for those who love the look of gold but are mindful of budget. This technique involves a thick layer of gold over sterling silver. It's a step up from gold plating, offering a bit more resilience and that desired golden glow. Perfect for occasional wear, gold vermeil pieces add a touch of luxury without the hefty price tag.


2. Gold Filled - The Durable Middle Ground

Gold-filled jewellery is often confused with gold plating, but it's quite different. Here, a solid layer of gold is mechanically bonded to a base metal. Gold-filled pieces contain more gold than gold plated ones, offering better durability and a longer-lasting golden appearance. They are an excellent middle-ground option, balancing quality and affordability.


3. Gold Plated - The Light Touch

Gold plating involves applying a very thin layer of gold onto a base metal like copper or brass. While gold plated jewellery is the most budget-friendly, it's also the least durable. The gold layer can wear away over time, revealing the metal underneath. It's ideal for trend pieces or fashion jewellery that you might not wear every day.


4. Solid Gold - The Eternal Treasure

Now, let's talk about the star of the show - solid gold. This is the crème de la crème of jewellery materials. Solid gold is timeless, enduring, and always in style. It's an investment in beauty and quality that stands the test of time. When you buy a piece from my solid gold collection, you're not just purchasing jewellery; you're investing in a legacy piece that can be passed down through generations.


Understanding the differences between gold vermeil, gold-filled, gold plated, and solid gold is crucial in making the right choice for your jewellery needs. Each type has its unique qualities and fits different lifestyles and budgets. Remember, when you invest in a piece from my collections, you're choosing sustainable, handcrafted beauty inspired by the majestic Atlantic Ocean and the serene Cornish coast.

Explore my collections today and find your perfect piece of the ocean's treasure. For more information or personalised advice, feel free to reach out. I'm always here to help you navigate the beautiful world of artisan jewellery.

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