Working with gold and silver allows Aleksandra Vali to experiment with new techniques and to make the most out of three-dimensional forms. Her contemporary Long Aftertaste of Summer Earrings, which are 1.12” x 1.12” x 0.25”, are handmade from Sterling Silver and accented with 22 Karat Gold Vermeil. Vermeil is a French word describing sterling silver that is electroplated with a thick plating of 22 Karat gold. This is a chemical process that uses an electrical current to bind the two precious metals together. The Vermeil gold plating contains 3 microns thick of 22 Karat gold. These modern coral-textured earrings from Aleksandra's new Transparent Aftertaste of Summer Collection are perfect for everyday wear or a special occasion. Technique: carving, casing, and plating. Also available in Oxidized Sterling Silver.