SILVER & GOLD VERMEIL EVIL EYE PENDANT
Gold vermeil Evil Eye charm pendant, beautiful, fun design, great for layering or wearing alone. Available in Yellow Gold vermeil, or Sterling Silver, in two sizes.
Pendant only; if a chain is required I recommend this one. Alternatively, the smaller charm would work well on a bracelet.
Vermeil is the name given to Gold-plated Silver. Depending on how the jewellery is cared for and what chemicals and elements it comes in contact with, Vermeil should retain its golden look for several years. However, over time, as with all plating, eventually the coating will begin to wear and the Silver underneath will be seen. Although you will be left with what is still a precious metal item, if you wish to preserve the plating, avoid household detergents, particularly chlorine which can be present in tap water; remove your jewellery before swimming, bathing or showering. It is a simple matter to have items re-plated.
The evil eye was not feared with equal intensity in every corner of the Roman Empire. In Roman times, not only were individuals considered to possess the power of the evil eye but whole tribes, especially those of Pontus and Scythia, were believed to be transmitters of the evil eye.