About the Designer
TEMPLE ST CLAIR found her passion for creative expression in gold and precious gemstones over 30 years ago. St Clair founded her company in Florence, Italy, beginning her partnership with the worldâ€™s finest goldsmiths - the centuries-old Florentine jewelers' guild. Barneys New York inaugurated their fine jewellery department with St. Clairâ€™s first collection in 1986. In 2016, Temple St. Clair was awarded the GEM Award for Jewelry Design, the jewelry industryâ€™s most prestigious honor.
With an artistâ€™s eye and explorer's heart, St. Clair fashions rare colored gems with distinctive gold work to illustrate universal narratives of the earth and cosmos.
Templeâ€™s Fine Jewellery collection is recognized for iconic rock crystal amulets, signature triple granulation and archer's granule; all are signature brand elements with a nod to the designer's classical foundation.
With her High Jewellery collection, St. Clair celebrates a connoisseur level of gemstones with one-of-a-kind pieces born out of an ongoing quest for the rarest stones in the world â€“ richly patterned Lightening Ridge Australian Black Opal, electric blue Brazilian Paraiba Tourmaline, Classic Colombian Emerald, fiery African Tsavorite and Mandarin Garnet, and the finest Royal Blue Moonstone.
Finally, the Haute Couture work of Temple St. Clair represents artistry at its most collectible. Uncompromising in her choice of materials and execution, St. Clair explores themes that are meaningful to her through a delightful lens of whimsy and discovery. Her critically acclaimed nine-piece collection of Haute Couture, Mythical Creatures from the Golden Menagerie, made its dĂ©but at the Louvre Museum in Paris in January 2015. The second chapter of the Golden Menagerie trilogy, Wings of Desire, will also be presented in Paris during the Haute Couture, July 2016, at the Louvre.
Temple St. Clair's jewels are treasured by devoted collectors. Her collections are sold throughout North America, Europe and Japan.
"I am still learning to be a jewelry designer but I am a storyteller."