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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.

1 comment:

Gypsy Trading Company said...

Very nice, and another trinket I love!