Misty Comet uses only high quality, nickel-free, 100% recycled .925 sterling silver with either rhodium plating or 18k gold vermeil.

18k gold vermeil uses a 2.5 micron thick layer of 100% recycled 18k gold on top of sterling silver. "Vermeil" simply means gold over silver with at least 2.5 micron thickness of gold. Gold vermeil is more resilient than typical gold plating, which can be as little as .1 micron especially on less expensive pieces.

Rhodium is a hypoallergenic, tarnish-resistant precious metal with a beautiful bright silver color. We use .5 microns of 100% recycled rhodium to plate our silver to make it easier to care for. Rhodium is a stronger metal than gold so it requires less plating to add the same tarnish protection. Sterling silver without any plating is not tarnish resistant and requires much more care.