Does Vermeil Jewelry Tarnish?

Vermiule jewelry is made by plating sterling silver with 14 or 18Kt gold. I’m told that in time, the silver migrtes to the surface of the gold plated layer, and since silver is active, the piece will tarnish. Is this so? Or does the gold layer wear off, thus exposing the silver?

Just a quick spelling note to aid any searching: it’s vermeil.

Thx. I changed it for Ralph.


Yes,it will tarnish.and the gold layer will also wear off.