Our DiamondsAt Temple St. Clair, we are known for our fine gold work. A fascination with this precious metal and its history is what first inspired Temple to explore jewelry. Our signature gold details like triple gold granulation and archer’s granule reference Temple’s early studies of ancient gold.
Our Secret Formula
Temple St. Clair jewels are made in 18K gold, meaning 75% (or more) pure gold alloyed with a 25% alloy mix of silver and copper. Early on, Temple established her own special “formula” of gold, silver and copper to create what has become our signature warm yellow hue. We require that all of our gold is “750 plumb” meaning that our pieces contain just over 75% pure gold content. Each of our gold jewels is marked “750” to indicate 18K gold. The pieces are also marked with our “temple” hallmark of authenticity: the “temple” refers to Temple’s given name and her classical beginnings.
For the production of our jewelry, we require that our manufacturers obtain conflict-free gold from Fairmined/Fairtrade mining organizations. We are close to 100% verification from our manufacturers that our gold is sourced from organizations certified by the Responsible Jewelry Council or similar certification entities.
Care of Your Gold
Care of Your Gold
Gold is a precious metal. As a jewel it should be taken care of and cleaned regularly. As with most of our jewels, a gentle soapy wash and rinse is best for basic maintenance. Gold can scratch so is best to be kept in its TSC jewelry pouch when not being worn. We also offer wonderful “on-the-go” travel cases for daily use and for travel. Don’t wear your gold rings when working out or lifting heavy objects!
The only alloys we use in our gold are silver and copper. Gold is generally considered a hypoallergenic material yet in rare cases of allergy, one may have a reaction to gold or alloyed metals in the form of skin irritation. This happens most frequently in lower carat gold jewelry where nickel may be present. Temple St. Clair uses only high carat gold that never contains nickel. Most of our collectors “live” in their Temple St. Clair jewels so we rarely hear reports of adverse reactions to our gold. Skin discoloration can be caused by metals’ interaction with other substances such as soap, perfumes, lotions, cleaning supplies or other chemicals. We love to wear our jewels all the time but it’s important to clean your jewels regularly and it’s best to remove your jewelry when applying perfume or cosmetics, or when using any chemicals.
If your gold needs professional re-polishing or refurbishment, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.