This ring is made with hand forged silver plates that are then soldered with simple tools. The base of this vermeil ring is fine silver (.999), which is a higher in silver content than sterling silver.
Vermeil Karen hill tribe silver uses a nickel-free process. The pure silver is plated with 3 microns of 24K gold with a protective coating. This gives the gold a lasting antique look and feel. The 3 micron (micro meter) coating is guaranteed. Gold plated Karen Silver has a matte gold look.