Jewelry designer Temple St. Clair, known for her
colorless crystal amulets in yellow gold, recently held a press day in her
Manhattan studio to reveal spring styles (check them out at LUXURY at JCK this year).
New TSC crystal amulets in 18k gold
Among gem choices—not surprisingly—are blue moonstones, her
signature stone, as well as pink tourmaline and aquamarine, which are the
perfect complement to spring’s romantic clothes.
New Nirvana Cluster pendant in blue moonstone and 18k gold
New looks for spring include Cabochon Locket pendants and
rings, and, Seven Offerings charms
inspired by Tibetan Buddhism, particularly Tibetan paintings and the designer’s
travels in northern India. Charms include the following design elements, for
earrings, bracelets, and pendants: pearls, shells, and coral branches in metal
(TSC doesn’t use coral), gold, crystal, and silver (represented by white gold).
Cabochon Locket pendants and rings, new for spring 2011
Cabochon Locket pendants in 18k gold with pink tourmaline, peridot,
blue moonstone, and aquamarine range in price from $8,000 to $17,000
Cabochon Locket rings in 18k gold with pink tourmaline, peridot,
blue moonstone, and aquamarine, range from $7,000 to $9,000
Charms in the Sacred Offerings collection
Especially inspirational to Temple St. Clair is the sacred
offering of coral; brought to the Himalayas centuries ago by European traders
and explorers on their way to China, coral was an exotic material treasured by
the Tibetans. “I continue to work with the Too Precious to Wear campaign
to promote coral conservation within the fashion industry,” she explains. “In
my Sacred Offerings collection, I have chosen to celebrate the mystical beauty
of coral through the detailed use of gold and remarkable colored gemstones—while
not using actual coral.”
Coral branch earrings in 18k with diamonds
Other new additions include gold necklaces with ruby,
emerald, and sapphire accents, and more bracelets.