Gemstones are directly sourced from stone cutters and small businesses in Canada, United States and India. Metal is sourced from a US manufacturer that prioritizes recycled, traceable and conflict-free materials.
Silver, Gold and gemstones have been valued and cherished since ancient civilization. Silver artifacts can be traced back to 4000 BC.
Gold was considered a sacred metal and worthy for the gods.
Gemstones have and continue to be used for medicinal, ornamental and spiritual reasons.
April: Diamond + Quartz
June: Pearl + Moonstone
December: Turquoise + Tanzanite
Sterling Silver, the highest standard for silver jewellery, is an alloy of silver that contains 92.5% by weight of silver and 7.5% by weight of other metals (usually copper).
14K Gold is 58.3% pure gold by weight and 41.7% metal alloy. 14K Gold is the most popular gold in western jewellery due to its quality, durability and value. It is a strong metal that will last generations.
14K Goldfill is 5% pure gold by weight. It is a regulated process which pressure bonds multiple layers of solid 14K gold over a brass core. It is a durable, quality and affordable gold product. Goldfill does not rub or flake off and is significantly higher quality than gold plated (over 100% more gold). Open Fire does not use gold plated materials.
If you have extreme skin allergies, Sterling Silver and solid 14K Gold are your best options due to the purity of the metal. Sterling Silver posts + backings are used on all studs for this reason.
To keep your jewellery looking its best, avoid humidity, chlorine, salt water and perfumes. Tarnishing is a normal part of the metal process and is reversible using a polish cloth or gently washing your jewellery with dish soap, water and soft toothbrush.