“Clad” is a proprietary term for Tru-Diamonds ™ jewellery denoting a covering of 4 microns of 18ct. gold or. 950 platinum has been fused over a solid core of sterling silver. This results in a far more luxurious product than plating or vermeil which only requires a 2.5 micron covering of 10ct. gold. Clad settings have the appearance of solid 18 carat Gold or Platinum at a far lower price. Whilst not ideal for everyday wear, clad jewellery should retain its luxurious appearance for many years if properly cared for.