Please Return to New Orleans Heart Charm Gold Vermeil

Please Return to New Orleans Heart Charm Gold Vermeil

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Details

  • 3-micron 18K gold vermeil

  • Heart is 17 x 17 mm

  • Bail is 7 mm tall

  • Consciously handcrafted 

  • Designed with love in New Orleans, USA

Cristy's Comments

Too often, I heard stories of New Orleanians displaced, living elsewhere because they could not return. Other times, tourists would say they just want to take a piece of New Orleans home for them to remember their trip. We had so many volunteers and construction workers eager to shop local and stimulate our economy. And of course, you had locals who were filled with pride and faith that we would make New Orleans stronger, together.

As a locally affected artist, I designed my first "Please Return to New Orleans" piece (this product) right after Katrina as a cry to anyone and everyone who found real meaning in that sentence. I was addressing the displaced locals who were homesick or missing New Orleans, while at the same time addressing the wave of visitors who came to visit our broken city and help us rebuild any way they could - even if it was just shopping at a local mom & pop French Quarter shop, such as my family's business where I was working at the time. 

Our gold vermeil designs offer an affordable alternative to solid gold jewelry —crafted from sterling silver and generously coated in a luxurious 3-micron thick layer of 18kt yellow gold.

While the vermeil offers robust durability, it's essential to note that prolonged exposure to water and chemicals can impact its longevity, urging a cautious approach. 

It's also important to note that gold vermeil does not last forever. High consistency wear will cause the gold to fade and eventually lose it's brilliant luster. 

We love to hear if you've worn through the thick layers of vermeil. While we do not offer replating services, many jewelers do. If you find your vermeil jewelry beginning to dull, seek out your local jeweler to replate your jewelry. 

To preserve the splendor of your adorned pieces, kindly refrain from wearing them during activities that involve water, exposure to chemicals, or the application of beauty products such as perfumes, creams, lotions, and makeup.

For gentle cleaning, employ a soft, damp cloth, ensuring thorough drying before wearing. Avoid the use of harsh chemicals, jewelry cleaners, or polishing cloths, as these may compromise the integrity of the gold plating. 

Please ask a jewelry professional to clean your jewelry if you are unsure. Click here to learn more about proper jewelry care. 

In-stock merchandise usually ships within 2-3 business days. 

Please allow extra time during high traffic seasons, made to order designs and engraving orders. 

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WITH LOVE FROM NEW ORLEANS

Designed to inspire a sense of wonder

Cristy Cali designs each piece in her New Orleans studio with care and attention to detail utilizing quality materials ethically sourced from around the world.

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