Here at Nicole Fendel we are committed to using high quality, long lasting materials & finishes. All raw materials are sourced ethically and are untreated (gemstones).
We work closely with our technicians across the globe, to support their communities and ensure that our products are of the highest quality. Each piece is handcrafted by our specialised technicians, with rare finishes and techniques.
18k Gold Vermeil
Gold vermeil (pronounced ver-may) consists of thick layers of gold on-top of sterling silver. We use 18k gold that is a minimum of 2.5 microns thick. Our Gold Vermeil is hypoallergenic, so people with metal allergies can wear it safely. All of our 18k gold vermeil pieces are stamped with “925”.
925 Sterling Silver is an alloy made of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% copper. (That's why you see the 925 mark on these designs). We plate our sterling silver jewellery in rhodium, which gives it extra shine and durability. Rhodium is one of the costliest precious metals due to its rarity
18ct Gold Plated
Our Gold Plating consists of layers of gold on brass. Unlike regular gold plating, our gold plating is much thicker. We use 18k gold that is a minimum of 2.5 microns thick. There’s also a layer of anti-tarnish on top.
Some of our large statement pieces are Gold Plated. This allows us to keep the price point at an affordable level. They are still incredibly durable and plated with exactly the same process as our Gold Vermeil.
We use cultured pearls that we carefully select for our pieces.