Mix a small amount of mild dish detergent with warm water in a bowl. Put the jewelry into the bowl and let sit for a few minutes, and then use a very soft, dedicated toothbrush to gently scrub the jewelry. Remove item from soapy water, rinse it and dry thoroughly with a soft polishing cloth.
You can also use a polishing cloth for extra shine and to remove any tarnish. Sometimes 14K gold can tarnish a bit—particularly earrings or the inside of rings—depending on your skin chemistry, but it is a very easy fix.
You can also bring your diamond rings to a reputable jeweler and ask if they can put your piece in their ultrasonic cleanser.
Our gold plated jewelry is 14k gold over brass/alloy. Your gold plated pieces are best for occasional wear in order to keep the plating looking new. To avoid the wearing of your plating, remove when in contact with water, cleaning solutions, lotions and perfumes.
When storing your silver/gold plated jewelry, use an airtight plastic bag, like a Ziploc, and if you can, add a piece of chalk or a silica gel pack, like the little packets found in new shoes. These will help prevent tarnish while you are not wearing your jewelry.
Sterling silver can tarnish quite quickly when it comes into contact with oxygen or sulfur. However, the best measure to prevent this is wearing your jewelry often. Usually, the oils in your skin help prevent tarnish, however, this will vary depending on your own body chemistry.
If your silver jewelry is tarnished, you can gently clean it with a jewelry polishing cloth.
There are also many viable home remedies for cleaning and polishing online. Just remember that silver is very soft so use something like a very soft baby toothbrush to avoid scratching.
The acetate we source is high quality, hypoallergenic. Cellulose acetate is a natural and renewable material made from wood pulp, providing an eco-friendly alternative to petroleum based materials. The raw material is imported from France and is biodegradable and can be composted.
Each piece is delicate and handmade. We always recommend taking your jewelry off if you are swimming, gardening, playing sports, cleaning, or moving heavy objects. Acetate may break if dropped or handled too hard. Avoid wearing your jewelry in high temperatures; ie. hot water, blow drying your hair, etc.
For any pieces with stones, especially rings, we recommend having the tightness of the stones checked regularly by a professional. Depending on the amount of wear the piece receives, they should be checked every four to six months. Stones should also be checked more frequently at home. You can use a simple pinhead to gently tap the surface and sides of the stone and see if they move or glint in the light. If even one stone is moving, refrain from wearing the piece until it can be tightened. Do not check soft stones, such as opals or moonstones, for tightness.
Opals and Moonstones are relatively delicate stones, which require some special care to keep them in good shape. These magical stones are fairly soft—they are a 5.5 - 6.5 on the Mohs hardness scale, while diamonds are a 10. They are also high in water content and are porous, which causes them to be very sensitive to changes in climate, temperature, and humidity.
The best way to care for your opals and moonstones is with some mindful preventative measures. Don't wear your jewelry in extreme temperatures, during physical activities, and also, avoid contact with soap, water, and household cleaners. Set your opals down gently when you remove them.
Diamonds are among the hardest materials on earth. They are so hard that they may cause damage to other jewelry worn around them. For example, it would be best not to wear a diamond ring next to or on the same finger as an opal ring. A diamond can also damage a metal setting if it is loose, which is why it's best to check for loose stones regularly and have them tightened as needed.
Pearls are rather sensitive beauties, but they love to be worn! They don't like being stored away and their intrinsic luster and glow will only improve when worn regularly.
However, they do need proper care to last many lifetimes. Pearl experts say put them on last and take them off first. Pearls are more vulnerable to the chemicals found in cosmetics, hair spray, and perfume. Do all your primping before you put your pearls on.
Pearls should only ever be cleaned with a soft cloth moistened with water—not with any detergent.
Foe & Dear offers a variety of ring sizes for purchase. Your can find out your ring size by using this guide or inquiring at a local jewelry shop. The standard ring size for women is size 6. Additional sizes, if available, are considered custom sizes.
Custom-sized rings can be ordered at no additional cost, however, they require extra time and attention. Because of this, please allow an additional 7 business days for processing.
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Our fine jewelry is designed and handcrafted in Vancouver, BC. Pricing is in Canadian dollars.
We do our best to source stones responsibly, always taking into consideration the environmental and ethical impacts of purchasing stones.
Please check our Stockists page for shops that carry our collection. It’s always best to contact the shop first if you’re looking for a specific piece, as all shops have a different assortment of the collection.
All jewelry is made to order. Most items will ship within 10 business days of an order being placed. If there may be a delay we will contact you immediately. Delivery times are outlined on our Shipping page.
All jewelry is shipped Canada Post expedited mail with tracking and is insured up to $100. Purchases exceeding $1000 will be shipped using Fedex or UPS and are fully insured and require a signature upon delivery. If you prefer another carrier or would like priority shipping, please contact us.
Yes. We ship everywhere!
Your item(s) will arrive individually packaged in custom Foe & Dear logo boxes ready for gift giving and will include a personal thank you note. If you would like the note to include a short personal message, please contact us after you place your order with your request.
We do work with wholesale accounts. Please contact us and include your shop details for more information.