Temple St. Clair

Jewelry Designer / United States / Temple St. Clair

After a colorful Southern childhood and life spent between the northeastern United States and Europe, Temple St. Clair completed her academic studies in Italian literature and art history at Smith College and Middlebury College.

St. Clair settled in Florence in the early 1980s. There, she discovered her vehicle of expression through fine jewelry design in Italy where she began collaborating with master artisans to create one-of-a-kind and limited edition treasures with precious metals and gemstones. Known for her iconic rock crystal amulets and masterful use of colored gems, her work continues to draw inspiration from her love of universal stories and her passion for the environment.

Her work is featured regularly in prominent publications such as Architectural Digest, Elle and Elle Décor, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, W, and In Style among others, both domestically and internationally. She is a featured writer on travel for many of these publications.

Temple St. Clair was presented the 2011 Hall of Fame award by the Accessories Council for Excellence (ACE).

Her first book, Alchemy: A Passion for Jewels, was published by HarperCollins in October 2008. The book explores the core of the designer’s process and the inspiration and the philosophy behind her work.

When not working, St. Clair loves time with family and long walks with her beloved Shepherd, Maximus.

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