The Daffodil Flower is the second smallest flower in the Flower Collection.
A perfect everyday pair of earrings wear then to the office or out shopping all day, continuing into the evening, if its drinks with the girls or date night you will feel dressed & prepared for whatever the day brings.
We strive to create timeless, contemporary pieces of jewellery you will always feel a million dollars in. Classic designs you will fall in love with, they will be there for you every time no matter your age, your style, the occasion, we design with all of this in mind to bring you beautiful pieces of jewellery that will light you up from the inside out, making you smile every day.
These beautiful earrings are part of a larger collection, why not treat yourself to matching bracelet, necklace & a ring to complete your set.
Birth Flower for March: Daffodil
Meaning of Flowers: New beginnings & Prosperity
Birth Flower for December: Narcissus is also known as Daffodil & Holly
Meaning of Flowers: Hope, Wealth, Protection & Defence
What is Vermeil?
Maree London Vermeil Jewellery:
All of Maree London Vermeil pieces of jewellery are silver-based which is coated in 150% gold plate thick layers of 24 karat gold giving you a long-lasting piece of precious jewellery. Even though not recommended you can wear your piece of jewellery 24/7 in the shower & while you sleep. By doing this your piece of jewellery will eventually lose its shine and will have a vintage look like any other piece of solid gold jewellery would. To bring back the shine we only recommend using a jewellery cloth.
- 1st – Gold (Solid)
- 2nd – Gold Vermeil
- 3rd – Gold Filled
- 4th – Gold Plated
What is Vermeil:
Pronounced “ver-may,” this material is a combination of silver and gold. The gold portion must be about 10 karats, however, depending on the thickness of the piece for which it is being used, it can be as much as 14, 18 or 24 karats. To the naked eye, it looks just like pure gold but is often less expensive and can be shined up to a gloss, or left to tarnish for a more vintage look.
What is the difference between vermeil, gold filled & gold-plated:
Gold vermeil jewellery is where the base metal used has to be sterling silver, which is much better for those who have skin allergies to other base metals. The silver is then gold-plated, but with a thicker coating, often as much as 50% thicker than a traditional gold-plated piece. While less expensive than solid gold jewellery, using this technique is still more expensive than either gold-plated or gold-filled, as the price of gold and sterling silver brings the cost up. So by using silver and real gold plate, a piece of jewellery made in this way is a precious piece of jewellery.
Gold-filled jewellery is actually better quality than gold-plated. The base metal is still steel, brass or copper, but the outside of the piece bonds with sheets of gold, usually 14 karats. The sheets of 14 karats will not peel off as both metals are intertwined with each other. As the metals are intertwined there is not a layer on top to come away. Offering a less-expensive alternative to solid 14 karat gold.
Gold-plated jewellery is where the base metal used is steel, brass or copper which is then dipped in gold to create a thin layer coating. As the layer is so thin the gold is known to wear off, sometime very quickly. Anyone who is allergic to the base metal may experience a skin reaction, such as a black rubbing or rash if they are allergic to the base metal used underneath.
Care for Vermeil:
Since the finish can tarnish, the best way to protect it is with a soft cloth. It is best not to treat the finish with chemicals as the chemicals could removable the gold. All jewellery should be stored in an airtight container to keep its shine for longer.