Shop our wide collection of handcrafted vermeil jewelry set with large faceted gemstones and gemstone beads. Vermeil, heavy electroplate 22K gold over sterling silver, features brilliant gems like garnets, citrine, amber, and amethyst. The result is long-lasting jewelry that exudes the same shine and richness of solid gold. Modern gold vermeil jewelry is produced with a process that uses electrolysis, a technique in which electrical currents are used to create a chemical reaction.
True vermeil is a layer of gold over sterling silver, with no other metals. Gold vermeil is very similar to gold in appearance, but it is more affordable than gold due to its sterling silver component. Vermeil has many benefits that make it the jewelry metal of choice, such as its ability to not tarnish easily. The gold plating on the jewelry does not easily wear away, and can be cleaned with a lint-free cloth. Our beautifully handcrafted collection of vermeil necklaces offer a gorgeous hint of gold plating, embellished with lovely gemstones.
Statement jewelry is the perfect way to increase the wow factor of any outfit whether you're putting on a little black dress, a tailored blouse and jeans or a gorgeous evening gown. In the John S. Brana Handmade Jewelry Collection, we feature a beautiful assortment of statement pieces that are enhanced with gorgeous gold vermeil. Our one of a kind designs are meticulously handcrafted and sure to earn you compliments whenever you wear them. They also make stunning gifts that are sure to put a grin on any woman's face.
What Is Vermeil?
Gold vermeil is a precious metal that was developed during the 18th century in France. The metal is made by bonding a thick layer of gold to genuine sterling silver. In our vermeil jewelry designs, we feature 24-karat gold vermeil, meaning that the gold bonded to the sterling is 100 percent pure. As a result, you get the luxurious color that comes with solid gold for a less expensive price. The presence of the silver also strengthens the pure gold, adding to its durability.
Gorgeous Vermeil Accents
The vermeil designs featured in the John S. Brana Handmade Jewelry Collection use the precious metal as an accent. Many of the pieces have 24-karat gold vermeil toggle clasps. The gorgeous decorative look of the toggles makes the necklaces as beautiful from the back as they are from the front, so they are lovely options for women with short hair or to wear with an upswept hairstyle. We also offer pieces that combine 24-karat gold vermeil beads with other precious gemstones.
Find the Perfect Piece
In the vermeil jewelry range of the John S. Brana Handmade Jewelry Collection, you'll find both necklaces and bracelets in a variety of lengths. You can use the links at the left to find jewelry that is the perfect size for your wrist or neck. The menu also allows you to refine your search by color.