THE PERFECT GIFT FOR WEDDINGS, BUSINESS PARTNERS, LUNAR NEW YEAR AND/OR FOODIES! In Asian culture, chopsticks are given as gifts because it means you are giving them happiness. Since chopsticks are used in pairs, they are gifted to business partners to represent close cooperation, and at weddings to symbolize the wish of living as a couple forever. So gift these CHOPSTICKS to everyone you love! You can also wear it to complement your Chinese New Year outfit, or gift it to someone special on Chinese New Year!
Vermeil is made of real silver that is covered with a layer of real gold. In the U.S., to be considered vermeil, a piece has to be coated with gold that is at least 10 karats pure.
Gold plating refers to a thin layer of gold that covers the surface of a metal core – which can be made of a variety of non-gold metals (typically cheaper metals like brass).
The most notable difference between vermeil and gold-plated pieces is in the metals that make up their base. Gold vermeil, or just vermeil, should always be made with real silver as the base metal – otherwise, the piece cannot be sold as vermeil.
Vermeil pieces are generally more expensive than gold-plated ones. Part of the reason for this is that vermeil jewelry is made with real silver, whereas many gold-plated pieces are made with cheaper metals that are used to create the core under the plating.
WHAT IS 925 SILVER?
925 Silver is Sterling Silver, consisting of 92.5% silver, and the remaining part consists of usually copper. This is the reason why Sterling Silver is referred to as 925 Sterling Silver or just 925 Silver. We proudly have a 925 stamp on our jewelry to signify its 92.5% silver content authenticity.