A pair of hallmarked, solid sterling silver hexagon drop earrings fully plated in 18 carat gold. These modern statement earrings have a 7.5mm hexagon stud that links to a larger 15mm diameter hexagon with a deep linear, abstract hexagon pattern. The earrings come with large silicon backed sterling silver ear nuts for added security and support. A piece from our collaboration with artist Leah Hewson. #EOxLH Sterling silver plated in 18 carat gold. Ethically made and hallmarked in Dublin castle Ireland. Gold vermeil (pronounced vur-may) is sterling silver that has been gold plated. As with sterling silver, preventive care is important for maintaining your gold vermeil jewellery. It’s best to keep vermeil jewellery separate from other jewellery as the plating is susceptible to wear. Gold vermeil jewellery will tarnish like silver (as it is sterling silver, plated in 18ct/24ct gold) so it is best to keep it in an airtight box or bag. Remove gold plated jewellery before swimming, bathing or washing your hands with chemical soaps. Perfumes, creams and hairsprays can also have a negative effect, so always apply before putting on your jewellery. As the old saying goes, “Jewellery should be the last thing you put on and the first thing you take off”. If you would like to clean your gold vermeil jewellery wash it with a small amount of gentle dish soap or non-chemical soap and warm water. Rinse it well and allow to dry on a cloth or paper towel. Use a soft, non-abrasive cloth or jewellery cloth and gently rub the surface in a circular motion to clean. Make sure it is fully dry before returning to its box or airtight bag for storage. Do not use a silver cloth as it will quickly remove the gold plating. All plating will naturally fade with wear.