- 18K yellow gold
- Size: 11 mm x 16 mm.
- Natural rock crystal with inset diamonds
- Chain sold separately
- Free gift wrap and expedited shipping included. Please made note of occasion and gift message in notes at checkout.
TEMPLE ST CLAIR'S 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.
Our gold and alloys, silver and copper, are obtained only from verified sustainable sources. Our gold sources include recycled gold and Fair-trade Gold. Fair-trade Gold supports small-scale miners to receive a fair deal for their hard work, as well as protecting the environment, family and community livelihoods.
Diamonds are the most famous and most successfully marketed gems in the world. Diamond is a solid form of carbon with its atoms arranged in a crystal. It is prized for its brilliance. Although it is the hardest of gemstones, it is not indestructible. Diamonds can be scratched by other diamonds and can be worn down over time. Small diamonds are quite plentiful while large gems that meet the highest standards of the “Four C’s” (color, clarity, cut, carat weight) are rare and valuable. At Temple St. Clair, we use diamonds in different setting styles to bring light and focus to our colored gemstones and to accentuate our gold work. Our minimum quality requirement is G-H for Color and VS1 for Clarity. We use full brilliant cut diamonds in a variety of shapes, and sometimes, mogul cut gems that have fewer facets. All of our diamonds are natural, untreated and Kimberley Process certified.
Diamond is associated with the fiery first sign of the zodiac, Aries and is the birthstone for those born in April. This brilliant gem is a symbol of strength and invincibility. Historically they are found in the scepters and crowns of monarchs around the world.