Foe & Dear
OUR STORY -
Foe & Dear is a collection of one of a kind pieces that are assembled to order by hand and heart. Utilizing materials and incorporating influences from the world over, Foe & Dear offers collections of jewelry that honour humanity’s roots—from the sparkliest, most sublime peaks, to the darkest, roughest depths. This contrast illuminates a tension that envelops us: one of romance and mystery.
Designer Katherine Schlattman founded Foe & Dear in a tiny apartment in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, during the thick of summer in 2009. Now, designed and handcrafted amid Vancouver, BC’s shimmering skyline and sea, Foe & Dear is a fixture in the fashion industry and is proudly stocked all over the world by first class vendors. Katherine believes that jewelry should delight and endure, and each piece of Foe & Dear jewelry is intended to do just that for decades to come.
WHY FOE & DEAR -
Our designs are meaningful pieces that carry their own personality that are meant to be cherished forever. With a desire to do things differently, we only work with the highest quality materials and reimagine timeless designs. We've partnered with global leaders in supplying sustainable, and ethically sourced materials; only using conflict-free gemstones and diamonds, and recycled and fair trade gold in our fine pieces. Pieces should be perfectly imperfect and need to be nuanced to be beautiful, like nature, no two things are ever the same. Being inspired by nature and our community, we are giving back as well. Learn more about our community partners here.
To make pieces that are dream-like works of art.
To create pieces that are honest and made with the environment in mind.
To create a lifestyle, that is inspired by the beauty of nature and women.
Beautiful pieces are meant to be passed down.
Good design is not over designed.
It’s essential to curate a soulful wardrobe, full of timeless and treasured pieces.
To create pieces that are both form and function.
Perfection is imperfect, as nature dictates.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
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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. 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.