The Couture Show

Temple St. Clair

December 13, 2016

Inspired by ancient coins and living abroad, Temple St. Clair found her path to jewelry design while living in Italy 30 years ago (we’re guessing her love for espresso also originated there)! Today, Temple St. Clair continues to design world-renowned pieces, but also makes time for reading, conducting research, meditating, and caring for her German Shepherd, Maximus. Temple St. Clair also looks forward to this time of year, when she can enjoy a traditional Roman Christmas Eve supper with her family and friends.COUTURE: Number of years in business?
Temple St. Clair: Thirty

C: What was your first job, either in or outside of the jewelry industry?
TSC: Teen Research Dive Assistant to Jean-Michel Cousteau

C: What led you to jewelry design?
TSC: Living in Italy, collecting ancient coins, wanted to make a ring, it just happened….

C: If you weren’t a jewelry designer, what would your occupation be?
TSC: Wildlife activist

C: Favorite pastime?
TSC: Reading & research

C: If you could go back to your past self and give yourself one piece of advice, what would it be?
TSC: Meditate…..more!

C: If a theme song played every time you walked into a room, what would it be?
TSC: “Green Eyes” by Coldplay

C: What gets your creative juices flowing?
TSC: Travel

C: At what time of day are you most creative?
TSC: After TM

C: Coffee or Tea?
TSC: Double espresso in a large cup with warm almond milk on the side and honey

C: Savory or Sweet?
TSC: Savory

C: Favorite non-jewelry accessory?
TSC: Apple watch

C: I won’t leave home without:
TSC: Maximus, my big, beautiful, sweet German Shepherd

C: Favorite holiday and why?
TSC: Christmas Eve – we always do a traditional Roman Christmas Eve dinner with family and friends.

C: Instagram or Facebook?
TSC: Instagram

C: Favorite season?
TSC: All, but maybe most favorite is Fall

C: Favorite curse word?
TSC: My southern upbringing doesn’t permit me to admit I have one.

C: Tattoos?
TSC: None for me but I like my husband’s.

C: Least favorite food?
TSC: Tripe

C: Least favorite color?
TSC: Synthetic ones in gems.