Gold Vermeil Ball Headpin made of solid sterling silver 925 plated with thick 24ct gold. These are plated with 3 microns of gold so they are able to be sold in the USA as “gold vermeil”. 7cm length 0.8mm wide headpin with a shiny ball base, this looks like traditional headpin and is perfect for setting fully drilled spheres made from our sphere moulds (click here). The base is not quite large enough to cover the sanding area from the pouring spout on most of our spheres, so you’ll need to prep them carefully. We always recommend you get a finish as perfect as possible on your sphere before fully drilling with our UV Top Coat.
You can include a gold vermeil necklace chain for your customer. This will give you everything you need for a beautiful sphere necklace for your clients. Does not include ashes etc or necklace setting as shown in the pictures, but you can buy our gold vermeil necklace settings and kits here. Please be sure to explain to your customers that this is gold-plated silver, not solid gold! Blog coming soon on the differences between gold plated base metals, filled gold, gold vermeil, solid gold and pure gold.
Gold Vermeil Ball Headpin Hallmarking
Our headpins are not hallmarked as they are under the required weight (7.78g for silver), please remember they are gold plated solid sterling silver, not solid gold. As they are 3 microns thick they are over the required minimum threshold for being called “vermeil” in the USA, so you can call them “gold vermeil”. In the UK to sell these you must clearly state that they are silver that is plated with gold to your clients. Please check your own country’s laws on the selling of gold plated items.
How to Use A Gold Vermeil Ball Headpin
You can read our full blog here on making a forget me not pearl here with all the links for the products you’ll need to make one. You can use UV resin or epoxy resin (epoxy will take a day or two to cure) and will need to fully drill the sphere. Insert the headpin then use wire wrapping to form a loop. Here’s the YouTube tutorial video on creating an orb necklace with a forget me not
Here is a tutorial video with a little more detail on creating a loop. Don’t forget to make the loop large enough to fit in your necklace chain. You can practice with some inexpensive silver plated headpins like these before using ours with your clients’ precious elements
Gold Vermeil 6mm Ball Headpin
2mm wide ball base, 6cm long headpin in 0.8mm wide wire. Made of solid sterling silver with 24ct yellow gold plating 3 microns thick, not hallmarked or stamped due to small size.
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