At Temple St. Clair, we are known for our fine gold work. A fascination with this precious metal and its history are what first inspired Temple to explore jewelry. Maintaining the highest possible standard of gold sourcing is extremely important to us.
We are currently in the process of verifying that our supply chain for gold and alloys, including silver and copper, is operated responsibly with regards to human rights and the environment.
Most all our jewels are made in 18K gold, meaning 75% (or more) pure gold alloyed with a 25% alloy mix of silver and copper to obtain our signature yellow gold. To verify the integrity of our pieces and protect our clients, we regularly test our gold (a process known as “assaying”) to make sure our manufacturers are adhering to the correct level of pure gold in each jewel. We require that all our gold is “750 plumb” meaning just over the 75% pure gold content. Each of our gold jewels is marked with our “temple” hallmark of authenticity and “750” to indicate 18K gold.
Find out more about Temple’s love of gold and the history of this magnificent material here.