Friday, March 19, 2010
Today's WORD-A-DAY: VERMEIL
A process developed in France in the mid-18th century, VERMEIL (pronounced "ver-may"), is basically an alternative for what we usually refer to as silver-gilt. To be considered vermeil, however, the gilding has to be at least 10 Kt gold and 2.5 microns thick. Vermeil is usually used in gilding jewelry.