Bling Proud's gold vermeil jewelry is made to last. The base metal is solid 925 Sterling Silver which means your piece is made from precious metals only. A thick layer of gold is then electroplated over the base metal. While it may sound similar to gold plated jewelry, our gold vermeil jewelry has a much thicker layer of gold. This means it is less likely to fade, tarnish, or wear off like other cheap gold plated jewelry.