Gold plated jewelry features layers of gold over a base metal. Anna Beck pieces are 18k Gold or Rose Gold plated over solid .925 Sterling Silver.
Gold plated jewelry offers a more affordable option compared to solid gold. Most commonly gold plated jewelry uses a base metal of brass or copper. Anna Beck chooses to gold plate on top of a base of sterling silver which gives each piece of jewelry more value and a quality that can last lifetimes.
Some Anna Beck jewelry is distinguished as gold vermeil. This means the gold plating has a base metal of sterling silver and the gold plating is at least 2.5 microns thick. This is often a thicker plating than used in standard gold plating.
Plated jewelry can be more prone to tarnishing if not cared for properly. For that reason we offer repair and restoration services on all pieces purchased directly from AnnaBeck.com.