.925 sterling silver is an alloy made of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5 % copper. All our silver jewelry is plated in rhodium to give an extra shine and durability. Rhodium is one of the most expensive (and precious metals) due to its rarity. Please note all our silver jewelry is actual silver, not silver plating. Our base is .925 sterling silver. Rhodium is just a top coat over .925 sterling silver.
Gold vermeil is not your typical gold plating. Vermeil is a longer lasting thicker layer of gold over .925 sterling silver. We use 14K gold and 2.5 microns for our plating. This makes our jewelry tomboy resistant.