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Speaker Series: Temple St. Clair

Join us as we partner with Croghan's Jewel Box to host jewelry maker, Temple St. Clair, as she discusses her journey and her most recent book The Golden Menagerie.

To RSVP, call 843-723-9912 or email dreutter@charlestonlibrarysociety.org

TEMPLE ST CLAIR found her passion for creative expression in gold and precious gemstones 30 years ago. St. Clair founded her company in Florence, Italy, beginning her partnership with the world’s finest goldsmiths - the centuries-old Florentine jewelers’ guild. Barneys New York inaugurated their fine jewellery department with St. Clair’s first collection in 1986. In 2016, Temple St. Clair was awarded the GEM Award for Jewelry Design, the jewelry industry’s most prestigious honor.

With an artist’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.

Temple’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 – 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 début at the Louvre Museum in Paris in January 2015. Among her publications are The Golden Menagerie (2016), celebrating her Haute Couture collection, and Alchemy: A Passion for Jewels (2008).

In June 2017, Temple’s 18K Eight Ring Tolomeo Pendant, the central masterpiece of her renowned Celestial collection, will be adopted into the permanent collection of Les Arts Décoratifs at the Louvre in Paris, France. 

Later Event: October 11
After-School Program: Session 1