By Nancy Sindt
It’s called Wind & Fire — but let’s not forget Earth! Wind & Fire is a stylish collection of eco-sustainable sterling silver jewelry using recycled and reclaimed materials. Themes are intended to reflect the owner’s persona and spirit, and feature a wide variety of designs. Best of all, a portion of the sales is donated to non-profit organizations that benefit children, including Autism Speaks, Jewelers for Children, Meeting Street and Guiding Eyes.
Collections include ring and bracelet wraps enhanced with natural colored stones or Swarovski crystals. Choose from birthstone rings, pendants and bracelets, slide lockets or personal designs such as beloved pet pendants, family, faith and inspirational motifs as well as hobbies, interests, and professional themes. Most styles can be ordered in yellow or white finishes, some in rose gold tone.
The perfect gift for all ages — and wonderful stocking stuffers — most of the collection sells for less-than-$50. Reflective of a new fashion trend, many of the necklaces are designed to be layered, with each pendant representing a special interest, belief or theme.
The Wind & Fire jewelry collection is all American-made, manufactured in the state of Rhode Island, once the center of the nation’s jewelry production. The state, as well as the industry, has taken some hard hits, but is rebounding thanks to companies like Wind & Fire. Today, the company has about 2,000 dealers around the world.