Dainty and perfect for your every day, especially cute for wearing in the second piercing. Gold Vermeil: Gold Vermeil (pronounced ver-may), a sterling silver base with heavy and thicker gold plating (2.5 microns by US standards). It does not tarnish and it is hypoallergenic. Because gold vermeil is much thicker layer than gold plating, the gold last longer and will not rub off. However, the gold will gradually wear off overtime.