06 May 2022
Australian Jewellery Temple of the Sun is proud to announce it will be launching its first foray into fine jewellery releasing its exclusive collection titled Lucia
Drawing on a deep appreciation of ancient archetypal symbology and contemporary design, the 68-piece collection offers earring, necklaces and rings in the choice of 9K or 14K recycled and ethically sourced gold. Each piece is crafted by hand in their Byron Bay Studio and designed by Creative Director Yonna Derofe, to carry meaning and connection for the wearer.
Temple of the Sun favourites are reinterpreted with fine-jewellery elements such as Kimberley process-approved diamonds. Delicate chain necklaces are paired with intricately detailed pendants depicting ancient motifs, and classic ring silhouettes and stud earrings for every day wear are embellished with rare gemstones and Australian Sapphires and opals.
Founders Yonna Derofe and Darren Gallant launched Temple of the Sun in 2014 with the aspiration to honour ancient craft through modern design. Adding fine jewellery to the brand’s offering is the natural evolution in expressing this dream and a key focus to grow the existing much-loved jewellery range.
“Creating ethical solid gold jewellery in Australia is not only the realization of a dream, but also the beginning of an exciting new creative journey for Temple of the Sun. Our community has played an integral role in this growth, and we are so excited for this evolution of our existing brand journey, “comments Founder and Creative Director, Yonna.
As a business that prides itself on doing things differently and behaving with integrity, Temple of the Sun carefully selects sustainably sourced materials and has cultivated and ethical supply chain that reflects the commitment to quality transparency, and responsibility. Each piece from the upcoming Lucia range has been certified with the Australian Made accreditation, a certification that truly solidifies the brand’s local production credibility.
The brand’s excitement to launch Temple of the Sun’s fine jewellery offering is mirrored by its loyal followers who have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the unique, timeless designs crafted in solid gold, making this launching a true collaborative journey with Temple of the Sun’s Community.
Temple of the Sun fine jewellery is available exclusively at their Byron Bay boutique, templeofthesun.com.au and select retailer.