The Ed Levin SS/14K quality mark denotes an Ed Levin precious metal laminate first fabricated at Ed's request over 35 years ago. A 14k gold sheet is bonded to a sterling silver sheet, then rolled or formed into a flat sheet, wire or tube. With the exception of bracelet stock, this special metal is more than 25% 14k by weight. And it has served customers exceedingly well for over a quarter century. Ed Levin Jewelry laminate should not be confused with vermeil or gold-filled.
Vermeil is a thin electroplating, measured in microns, each only 4 millionths of an inch thick and virtually immeasurable as a percentage of the metal's weight. Gold-filled is a process by which a layer of at least 10k gold has been mechanically bonded to a base metal.
There is no comparison between the Ed Levin SS/14k laminate and gold-filled or vermeil as to process, wear, quality, cost.
The care of your gold laminate jewelry is the same as the care of 14k gold. It should be kept clear from chemicals and kept separate from other jewelry items that may scratch it.
To clean, simply polish gently with a soft polishing cloth. Do not use metal cleaner, buffing wheels or anything otherwise harsh or abrasive