made by the ocean. Hand-carved. Available in: recycled silver 24k gold plate (recycled bronze, dipped in 3 microns of gold) 24k gold vermeil (recycled silver, dipped in 3 microns of gold) recycled 14k solid yellow gold sold separately. Vermeil jewelry is plated jewelry but with requirements. This means: the base metal must be silver, and the thickness of gold must be 3 microns. That being said, I recommend taking off your jewelry when you are sleeping, shower, applying oils, etc.