All statement pieces in this collection are handmade in 18K Gold Vermeil. Gold Vermeil (pronounced vehr-may; it's French!) is superior to gold-plated jewellery. Vermeil jewellery is created by applying 2.5 microns of gold plating on 925 sterling silver which is 5 times thicker than the most gold plated jewellery. This jewellery looks and feels like made of solid gold apart from the hefty price tag.