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Jewelry is a very personal form of self-expression. A piece of jewelry may celebrate a milestone, remind you of a loved one or represent something else special in your life. Jewelry can be a reflection of our values, beliefs, culture or accomplishments. It is a way we tell the world a little about who we are.

That personal relationship with jewelry is something that designer Temple St. Clair understands intimately. It’s the reason why her iconic amulet has become her signature piece, both in her everyday life and in her jewelry collections.

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“My amulets embody and represent the history of our human relationship to jewelry,” St. Clair says. “The transparent yet luminous quality of the rock crystal is chameleon-like, becoming essentially an extension of its owner.”

The Origins of the Temple St. Clair Amulet

The essential Temple St. Clair jewel, the rock crystal amulet, is one of the first pieces the designer ever created and remains her most iconic. Originally inspired by an exhibit of charms and amulets from the personal collection of Lorenzo de’Medici, St. Clair was fascinated by the mysteries and meanings contained in these pocket-sized wearable treasures. It was these exotic jewels that led her to design and create her first amulet out of gold and rock crystal.

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Since then, her collection has grown to include 18 iterations of the original — all beautiful, all fashioned from 18-karat gold, but now with the addition of precious gems and stones. There is the vine amulet created for the Diana, goddess of the hunt; there are crystal amulets embraced by royal blue moonstone starfish fit for mermaids; amulets alight with bees, flowers and dragonflies; and cosmic amulets that track the phases of the moon.

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“I am endlessly fascinated to see how others choose, wear, and make these amulets their very own,” St. Clair says.

To see our entire collection of Temple St. Clair jewelry, visit Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark Center in Dallas.

Eiseman Peridot

If you’re lucky enough to have been born in August, peridot is your birthstone. Its soft green glow has earned this gemstone the title “The Evening Emerald.” Treasured for its lush green hue, peridot is associated with peace, prosperity, happiness and love.

Eiseman Peridot

THE LORE

Peridot is traditionally said to harbor healing properties, to ward away evil, protect against nightmares and instill power and influence. Egyptians called peridot “the gem of the sun” because of its beauty and bright color. It was believed that peridot glowed with its own inner light even after sunset.

Eiseman Peridot

THE COLOR

Peridot is one of the few gemstones that occur in only one color: green. The intensity and tint of the green vary depending on how much iron it contains. Individual peridot gems can be found in shades ranging from yellow green to olive to brownish-green. The most desired and valued color is dark olive-green.

Eiseman Peridot necklace

FUN FACTS ABOUT PERIDOT

Peridot gems form deep inside the Earth and are brought to the surface by volcanic activity—the only gemstone to do so other than diamonds. In Hawaii, peridot symbolizes the tears of Pele, the goddess of fire.

Today, most peridot comes from Arizona, but it is also found in China, Myanmar and Pakistan.

Jewelry designer Temple St. Clair utilizes fine peridot stones sourced from Myanmar and Pakistan and cut in Germany. Their vivid green color is all-natural—never treated.

Peridot rates at 6.5-7 on the harness scale, and is best cleaned with warm soapy water.

In ancient times, it was believed that peridot was a gift from Mother Nature to celebrate the annual creation of a new world.

Peridot is traditionally given as a 16th wedding anniversary gift, but is also commonly given to new brides and those celebrating birthdays.

Eiseman Peridot bracelet



 

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temple st clair blogEiseman Jewels strives to bring our customers the most unique and beautiful jewelry from all around the world. But it’s our wonderful vendors who help us to make this vision into a reality. This month, we’d like to recognize Temple St. Clair for their one-of-a-kind pieces and dedication to the work we do at Eiseman Jewels each and every day.

 

Founded in 1986 in Florence, Italy, by designer Temple St. Clair Carr, Temple St Clair Fine Jewelry is known for modern classic style, an impeccable use of fine colored gemstones and distinctive gold work. The philosophy of the company is to offer the highest quality in fine jewelry while introducing collectors to timeless design, exquisite colored gemstones and gold craftsmanship. From signature rock crystal amulets to collectible cocktail rings, there is always an occasion for Temple St. Clair pieces. Here are a few of our favorite aquamarine pieces:

 

Wedding wear. What better way to complement your gorgeous gown than with these simply stunning aquamarine and diamond baubles? Ornate enough to stand out from the rest, yet demure enough to blend in to your wedding vision, these earrings offer a touch of elegance for any bride on her special day.

 

Bridal gifts. For the girls who have your back through thick and thin, a Temple St. Clair angel charm is the perfect way to say, “Thank you.” Whether its for your Maid of Honor, wedding party or just a dear friend, this classic charm can be worn around the neck, wrist or even attached to a bridal bouquet as a unique accent piece.

 

Engagement photos. Your engagement photos can be used on everything from Save the Dates to Thank You Notes to décor at your wedding events, so go with a style that fits every occasion. Temple St. Clair’s gold, aquamarine and diamond necklace catch the light perfectly and provide that classically beautiful look you’ll want in your engagement photo shoot.

 

Anniversary present. Just because she already has one radiant rock on her finger doesn’t mean she can’t have another. This oversized aquamarine teardrop stone is the ideal gift for the woman in your life. Set in gold to highlight its luster and shine, this ring not only shows you care, but it shows you have style.

 

Night out on the town. Whether you’re going to the theatre or a five-star restaurant, dressing to the nines is a must. These aquamarine clusters pair well with everything from a simple black dress to a floor length gown. Put your hair up to show off these dazzling dangles, or leave your hair down to soften the shimmer. Either way, don’t leave these earrings at home on your next night out.

 

Stop by Eiseman Jewels today and our specialists will find the right Temple St. Clair piece for you!