If you're wearing EL&RO Jewellery, then the answer is yes!
Jewellery has long been a symbol of adornment and self-expression, but the concern for its vulnerability to water exposure has limited its wearability in certain situations. However, with advancements in crafting techniques and materials, waterproof jewellery has emerged as a stylish and durable alternative. In this article, we will delve into the world of waterproof jewellery, focusing on two options – Gold Vermeil and Sterling Silver.
Gold Vermeil: Gilded Resilience
Gold Vermeil, pronounced ver-may, is a luxurious choice for those seeking waterproof jewellery with a touch of opulence. This type of jewellery is crafted by layering a thick coating of gold over sterling silver or another base metal. To be considered vermeil, the gold layer must be at least 2.5 microns thick, ensuring durability and resistance to water exposure.
The waterproof nature of Gold Vermeil jewellery makes it ideal for everyday wear, even in activities involving water. The thick layer of gold not only adds a rich, golden hue but also provides a protective barrier against tarnishing and corrosion.
EL&RO also has an extra layer of protection using a ceramic e-coating to protect the vermeil, ensuring longevity.
Sterling Silver: Timeless Elegance with Waterproof Versatility
Sterling Silver has long been cherished for its timeless elegance, and advancements in jewellery crafting have made it a viable option for waterproof pieces. Sterling Silver is an alloy made of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% other metals, usually copper. This combination enhances the metal's strength and durability, making it resistant to water-related damage.
While Sterling Silver can still tarnish over time, regular wear and proper care can minimise this effect. Additionally, EL&RO uses an extra layer of protection using a rhodium plating to protect the silver, ensuring longevity.
Care and Maintenance: Preserving the Radiance
While both Gold Vermeil and Sterling Silver are resilient against water exposure, it's essential to follow proper care and maintenance practices to preserve their radiance:
a. Avoid Harsh Chemicals: Chemicals present in swimming pools, hot tubs, and cleaning agents can damage the metal and affect the appearance of the jewellery. Remove your pieces before engaging in activities involving harsh chemicals.
b. Storage Matters: Store your jewellery in a dry and cool place when not in use. Consider using anti-tarnish pouches or boxes to prevent exposure to moisture and air.
c. Regular Cleaning: Clean your waterproof jewellery regularly with a soft cloth to remove any dirt or residue. For Sterling Silver, use a silver polishing cloth to maintain its shine.
Gold Vermeil and Sterling Silver jewellery offer a combination of sophistication, durability, and waterproof resilience. As technology continues to advance in the world of jewellery crafting, these options provide individuals with the freedom to wear their cherished pieces in a variety of settings without compromising on style or substance.
Embrace the allure of waterproof elegance and make a splash with our Gold Vermeil and Sterling Silver jewellery that will stand the test of time.