Thank you for sharing your feedback on the fine chain choker, we appreciate it.
All of our jewellery has a 2.5 micron coating of 18K Gold vermeil so yes, it is quite bright. Vermeil is designed to fade over time so perhaps it might become your desired shade of gold (fingers crossed).
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