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GUIDE OF HERMES’ HARDWARE USED IN THEIR BAGS
We have put together a simple guide of the materials commonly used by Hermes for the hardware in their bags.
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Hermes uses a very limited number of possible hardware finishes. Here is a chart.
PALLADIUM: Polished Palladium Plated finish, often called “Silver”
GOLD: Polished 18K Yellow Gold Plated finish
ROSE GOLD: Polished Rose Gold Plated finish
BRUSHED PALLADIUM: Brushed Palladium Plated finish, often called “Brushed Silver”
BRUSHED GOLD: Brushed 18K Yellow Gold Plated finish, often called “Brushed Silver”
PERMABRASS: Mix of Palladium and Yellow Gold Plating finish, a darker gold color than yellow
RUTHENIUM: Ruthenium is the rarest metal on earth, it has a darker gunmetal grey tone used in more exotic versions of the bag
PVD: A coating used for colored satin finishes in metals, used in black hardware
LACQUERED: Paint on top of the metal