Temple St. Clair
Temple St. Clair
The feeling of history coming alive is palpable in Temple St. Clair's fine jewelry. Amulets, chains, and pendants in a customized hue of 18k gold from Temple St. Clair are not just thoughtful— they are fastidiously inspired, studied, designed, and meditated on. Temple St. Clair has blended her Italian Studies and Italian Renaissance Literature education with a love for travel and awareness of the planet’s resources to create jewelry that is ethically sound by using traditional Florentine techniques that have been employed for more than 500 years. Lux Bond & Green has long enjoyed being an authorized dealer of award-winning Temple St. Clair jewelry, both online and at our CT and MA store locations.
Have you noticed the warmth in Temple St. Clair's gold jewelry? As you might suspect, this, like all elements in Temple St. Clair jewelry, is not an accident. This designer has invented a signature gold blend for her jewelry! 18k gold is at least 75% pure gold. The remainder of its composition is alloyed with additional metals such as copper and silver. Temple St. Clair is not likely to spill the beans on her secret ratio, but you’ll know a Temple St. Clair jewel when you see it, and you can be certifiably sure due to a “temple” demarcation. All Temple St. Clair gold is conflict-free, as are the gemstones used in her designs. Temple St. Clair does not stop at gold when it comes to sourcing incredible jewelry components. Temple St. Clair seeks out the rarest stones in the world from far-flung and small mines globally and requires that the gem supplier identify each gemstone's origin. Unethically obtained gems will never make it into Temple St. Clair designs.
Diamonds, colorful sapphires, royal blue moonstones, iolite, spinel, and turquoise are all stones often featured in Temple St. Clair classic designs, from iterations of the signature rock crystal pendant to coin and pave diamond baubles, as well as designs featuring classical triple granulation at the bottom. In 2017, Temple St. Clair joined the likes of Louis Comfort Tiffany and Alexander Calder as the third American jeweler ever inducted into the Louvre’s permanent collection. Her independent business is based in New York, with Florence as a second home base. We’re sure that each Temple St. Clair design is as meaningful to her, as it will be to your jewelry collection. Each Temple St. Clair design is a true treasure!