Fire pit is a word that used to conjure up a circle of rocks around a hole in the earth — that place where you might find scouts or summer campers roasting marshmallows. Now that every backyard has one, the fire pit has adapted to every taste and budget — including the high end.

The handcrafted Ixtapa fire table from RH Modern is an elegant choice made of smooth, heat-resistant, glass-fiber-reinforced concrete. A match-lit burner system has adjustable flame control for your choice of natural gas or propane. Includes decorative black lava rock. It's 48 inches wide. Regularly $6,295; currently on sale for $4,405. Available online and at RH Modern locations.

The nautical Loop from Brown Jordan is wrapped in 2-inch-thick, marine-grade nautical rope and features optional accessories such as a protective glass screen and matching stools. Includes stainless steel burners and decorative lava rock. $4,795.

The Hemi concrete fire pit by Solus Decor is available in three sizes, 10 colors and three fuel types with manual or electronic-start options. All of the fire pits are fully certified. Starting at $2,595,