14KT Gold Vermeil Drop Malachite Shamrock Earrings combines two elements to bring life to Celtic tradition. The shamrock is an ancient Celtic symbol that is often associated with St.Patrick. It is a healing plant and it brings the wearer luck and protection. However, when St.Patrick arrived in Ireland he used the Shamrock to explain the history of the Holy Trinity. In addition, the malachite stone inspires positive change. These earrings would be a beautiful gift for someone who takes pride in their Irish heritage.
More about this piece
The 14KT Gold Vermeil Drop Malachite Shamrock Earrings has a malachite gemstone encrusted into the leaves of the Shamrock. Similarly, the stem of the shamrock has sparkling white cubic zirconias that shimmer in the light. In addition, the lines of the green malachite add a touch of mystery to the earring. Above all, the 14KT Gold Vermeil Drop Malachite Shamrock Earrings are cast using the finest Sterling Silver with a thick layer of 14K gold. Therefore these earrings are comfortable, stylish, and full of meaning.
What is Gold Vermeil?
Gold Vermeil (ver-may) is gold plated on high-quality sterling silver. While traditional gold-plated jewelry can be on any base metal and only needs the gold plating to be 0.5 microns thick, Irish-made gold vermeil is at least 10K or more, only plated on sterling silver and the gold plating must be at least 2.5 microns thick (it is typically 3 microns). While all gold plating may eventually wear off, with proper care gold vermeil jewelry it will take exponentially more time than on traditional gold-plated jewelry. It can take years to happen, and with gold vermeil you can contact a jeweler and have it re-plated if necessary. This is truly the ideal, high-quality way to enjoy gold jewelry that is not 100% pure gold metal.