Vermeil jewelry is very popular because it wears well and lasts much longer than the typical standard costume jewelry metal.It is not available in many retail jewelry departments but can be found in high end, fancy department stores.
Sterling Silver has the most ideal percentage of metal for having durability and natural bright sheen and the patina adheres to polish bringing the beautiful jewelry piece back to its original appearance when new. Coin silver is labeled as "coin silver," "coin," "900," ".900," or "90," signifying that the piece contains at least 90 percent pure silver. It is made up of various alloys of copper, nickel, zinc and other metals including lead and tin and has a silvery white appearance.A representative formulation (Alloy No.752) is 65% copper, 18% nickel, 17% zinc.(Reference - Wikipedia Encyclopedia) Mexico is rich in natural deposits of silver and the trade of silver was the origin of seaport towns such as Puerto Vallarta.In colonial times, the precious deposits of gems, silver and gold lured Europeans throughout Mexico which led to the melding of Christian images on jewelry with the characteristics of ancient gods indigenous to the native people.Even today, the decorations of the body with metalwork including churches and dwellings carries some of the psychological richness of religious and naturalistic forms imbued with age-old ritual, protective, or celebratory value.
Jewelry buyers highly prefer Sterling Silver jewelry and accessories with the selection including classic and contemporary designs having been created by some of the finest silver craftsmen throughout the years.