Foe & Dear
Foe & Dear is made with the environment in mind.
Founded by Katherine Schlattman in 2011, our team of designers create jewelry that is eco-conscious and sustainably made. We use recycled metals, fair-trade gold, and conflict-free gemstones to create one-of-a-kind pieces.
With a desire to do things differently, we ethically source our materials to ensure our jewelry has the lowest impact on Mother Earth. We are a woman-led business who believe in sustainable and eco-friendly jewelry practises.
Giving back to our community is key. By conserving the environment and inspiring people to be more sustainable, we can truly make a difference. Learn more about our community outreach programs.
Foe & Dear is designed and made with love in Vancouver, Canada.
The Foe & Dear Team is one of inclusion and diversity. Our small women-led team is made up of individuals from a variety of backgrounds/ethnicities. Each valued and appreciated for the talent they bring to work everyday.
We encourage creativity and growth within our company. Our work with various photographers and creatives allows us to showcase fresh perspectives in the industry. We use our platform to inform, educate, and highlight causes that are close to our hearts.
Foe & Dear is a community of love and connection. We believe in supporting each other and creating ethically made jewelry for all to enjoy. Caring for the environment and using sustainable practices is the key to our happiness.
Thank you for being part of our journey. We’re glad that you’re here.
Learn more about our team below
- THE F&D TEAM -
Libra / Year of the Ox / INFP
I find inspiration mostly through nature, art, architecture and past travels. Anything could spark inspiration though... Like the way a leaf curves, or the colors of the sunset.
My ideal day off is sitting out on our sunny patio with an iced coffee, a good book, and with Meli and T by my side.
My favourite F&D piece is the Chain Ring in yellow gold.
Meli Francis Doodlebean
Cancer/Year of the Sheep/ENTPF&D Dreamgirl / Snack Lover / Best Friend / Elegant Angel
I love being in the studio with the team. I bring smiles, kisses, and happiness everywhere I go. If you have a treat, I’ll eat it. If you want a cuddle, I’ll give it. I enjoy sharing my love with everyone!
I find inspiration playing in the sun and swimming in the ocean. Being in nature is where I feel most like myself, it's so freeing.My favourite F&D piece is the Meli Hair Claws.
Sagittarius / Year of the Rat / INFP
Foe & Dear is a place for me to explore various art practices and weave them into our everyday visuals. Whether it’s writing, styling, or creating campaigns, storytelling is at the forefront of the work. Creating art with these women is a dream come true.
I find inspiration in an array of forms. I’ll resonate with a glimpse of light dancing across my bedroom wall, the soft warmth of morning sun, it's endless. It’s all connected to beauty of life.
My ideal day would include exploring nature, reading poetry, and spending time with my friends and family.
My favourite F&D piece is the Cigar Band Ring in yellow gold.
Aquarius / Year of the Rooster / INFP
We often overlap and all help each other since we are such a close team. However, some of my main focuses have been one-on-one consultations with clients, searching for unique stones and taking product photos for our ready to wear collections.
If my inspiration were a mood board, attached would be soft pastel and neutral colours, strands of organza and hand-dyed silk, photos of my friends laughter during golden hour and an assortment of dried flowers.
My ideal day off is camping with my sister and closest friends under a clear night sky.
My favourite F&D piece is the Aurora Necklace.
Pisces / Year of the Dog / INFJ
I’m a part-time employee and long-time fan of Foe & Dear. I’m usually the one who gets to connect with you via email and pack your orders while also creating imagery, content and organizing the studio space. I have a background in Illustration and love working with my hands.
I find inspiration in natural textures found in the landscape, like the way the tide leaves ripples in the sand. When I search for inspiration it is typically by going through books on historical sculpture and ceramics.My ideal day-off starts with a late morning coffee and spending most of the day lounging barefoot in the grass reading short essays and napping.
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About Your Jewelry
Solid 14k Gold
14k gold contains 58.5% gold and is the perfect compromise for a precious metal. It’s more durable than pure gold and doesn’t easily tarnish. 14k gold is a premium gold, and is an affordable metal choice for those who have sensitive skin.
14k Gold Plated/Sterling Silver
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.
Eco-friendly Acetate Jewelry
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.
Opal stones are widely regarded as one of the most beautiful gemstones. Opal colors are white, pink, red, blue and violet, but opal stones can also be brown or orange. Usually opals are rather small, and possess a glassy or plasmic glow. The characteristic color of opal comes from the interference of transmitted light. They’re also October’s birthstone.
Freshwater pearls are the product of mussels that inhabit freshwater lakes and rivers. Freshwater pearls are beautiful, rare, and of the highest quality. They are naturally a creamy white and contain no dye. Each pearl has a lustrous, iridescent and rainbow hue. Pearls are June’s birthstone.
Where is Foe & Dear jewelry made?
Our fine jewelry is designed and handcrafted in Vancouver, BC. Pricing is in Canadian dollars.
Do you use conflict free diamonds and stones?
We do our best to source stones responsibly, always taking into consideration the environmental and ethical impacts of purchasing stones.
Where can I see the jewelry in person?
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.
Ordering and Shipping
How long will my jewelry take to ship?
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.
How is my order shipped?
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.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes. We ship everywhere!
Do you gift wrap?
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.
Do you offer wholesale pricing?
We do work with wholesale accounts. Please contact us and include your shop details for more information.
How do I care for my jewelry?
We recommend gently washing your pieces with mild dish soap and a soft toothbrush. This is all you should need to brighten up the metal and make diamonds sparkle. Do not wear jewelry where chemicals are present, such as a pool or hot tub. For more info, please visit our Product Care page.
What if I need a ring sized?
We are happy to size rings for our customers for a $30 charge plus return shipping within 60 days of purchase. The customer is responsible for safe shipping back to us for sizing. Please contact us if you need a ring sized for instructions on how to proceed.
Click through #FDforyourday to see a catalogue of our custom work.
How do I inquire or get the price of a custom Foe & Dear piece I saw online?
For inquiries on custom pieces, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What if I want to alter an existing piece?
If you are interested in customizing an existing item in a different metal, different size, a different chain length, shape or type of stone, or different size, please contact us for a quote.
What if I'd like to design a piece from scratch?
Let’s make your jewelry dreams come true. Please email email@example.com for more info.
Foe & Dear offers a variety of ring sizes for purchase. You 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 or 7. Additional sizes, if available, are considered custom sizes.
Custom-sized rings in solid gold or sterling silver 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.