Our jewellery is made with care and love. Learn how to make your piece last a lifetime.

Temple of the Sun jewellery is designed in-house by founder and creative director Yonna Derofe and crafted by hand using responsibly sourced materials. The materials and production methods we use reflect our commitment to quality, transparency and responsibility. With a little care, your jewellery will continue to glow.

9K, 14K, 18K Solid Gold

Our ceremonial and fine jewellery is ethically hand-crafted using recycled and responsibly sourced 9K, 14k and 18k solid gold. We use gold that has been accredited by the RJC for social and environmental responsibility.

Our fine jewellery is delicate and requires care to maintain its longevity. 

How to take care of solid gold jewellery

Please take care to prevent contact with abrasive surfaces or harsh chemicals.

Remove your jewellery when applying skincare, perfumes and hair products.

Store in a cool dry place.

To prevent scratches and tangled chains we recommend storing jewellery separately.

To clean your fine jewellery, scrub lightly with a soft-bristled brush, warm water and mild detergent-free soap.

After cleaning, gently polish with the cloth provided to restore shine. Please be mindful of stone settings that can catch on loose fibres.

Gold Vermeil

Our gold vermeil is a 2.5 micron overlay of 18K gold on a base of ethical 925 sterling silver. Gold vermeil jewellery will fade naturally over time, acquiring a patina that adds character to the piece. For those that prefer the original lustre of the gold vermeil we do offer a re-plating service.

How to take care of gold vermeil jewellery

Rinse in cold water

Pat dry with a soft 100% cotton cloth.

Remove your jewellery prior to swimming, bathing and showering. 

Apply lotions and perfume well before putting on the jewellery.

Avoid chemicals, hand sanitiser and cosmetics.

When not worn, store your jewellery in a dry airtight container.

Ethical Sterling Silver

For our silver pieces, we use recycled and ethically sourced 925 sterling silver. As our design and sustainability principles involve quality and timelessness so our pieces may be loved longer, we only use recycled and ethically sourced 925 sterling silver. We do recommend taking care of your silver so it will continue to glow.

How to take care of sterling silver jewellery

Rinse in cold water

Pat dry with soft 100% cotton cloth

Remove jewellery before swimming, bathing or showering

When not worn, store your jewellery in a dry airtight container.

Gemstones

Our gemstones are consciously sourced to reflect our commitment to integrity and quality. We use responsibly-sourced natural, mineral gemstones valued for their beauty and meaning. We strive to select gemstones certified by the RJC for social and environmental responsibility.

How to take care of precious gemstones

To clean your gemstone and restore its shine, scrub lightly with a soft-bristled brush, warm water and detergent-free soap
Avoid chemicals or excessive temperatures when cleaning
Store in a safe, dry place when not worn to protect them from the elements of daily exposure

Diamonds

We only source Black and White Diamonds that are accredited with the Kimberley Process (KPCS), a certification set up by the United Nations General Assembly Resolution to ensure transparency in the diamond trade and that all diamonds sourced are conflict-free.

How to take care of diamonds

To clean your diamonds and restore its shine, scrub lightly with a soft-bristled brush, warm water and detergent-free soap.

Avoid chemicals or excessive temperatures when cleaning.

Store in a safe, dry place when not worn to protect them from the elements of daily exposure.

Earrings

Hoops

Please note that some of our earrings are very fragile especially our hoops, therefore we ask you to handle with the utmost care when take the earrings off and on. If the earring loses its tension, you can adjust this by opening the hoop up slightly so once you place it back in your ear it will sit with a tighter fit. Please email support@templeofthesun.com.au if you have any questions. 

Butterfly backs

If your butterfly back is misplaced, we recommend purchasing another set from a jeweller or online. Temple of the Sun earrings use 6mm butterfly backs, please ensure you purchase the correct size.

Sleeper

Please ensure the clasps are clicking into place, you can do so by gently pressing the earrings together. Applying too much pressure could lead to damaging the earrings.

Necklaces

Fine Chains

We use a variety of chains, some more fragile than others. Please take care of your chain by storing separately to avoid tangling and remove your necklace prior to changing clothes as this can cause the links to stretch. Temple of the Sun cannot honour the warranty for chain necklaces that have been damaged due to stretching or incorrect storage.

Woven Chains

Forever inspired by the techniques of ancient artisans, Temple of the Sun uses a range of woven chains. These intricate chains are as delicate as they are beautiful. Please always store with the chain laid flat or hanging to prevent damage.

Rings

Gold Vermeil Plating

Temple of the Sun rings are some of our favourite pieces, and being on our hands exposes them to the most wear and tear.To ensure the gold lustre remains golden and bright it is important to remove your rings each time we hand sanitise, apply makeup, cosmetics, shower, swim and even cook.Gold vermeil, like all non-solid gold, is designed to fade over time so our beloved rings need the most attention and care out of all. 

Ceremonial and Fine Jewellery

Ceremonial and fine jewellery is delicate and requires extra care.

All metals will tarnish over time, but it will happen much faster if they have contact with agents such as perfume, salty air, sulphur, skin creams, hairspray, chlorine and acidic skin pH. The amount of tarnishing (oxidation) that occurs depends on your skin and jewellery care habits. Please follow the care instructions under "solid gold" to correctly care for your solid gold jewellery and maintain its longevity.

Please don't wear your ring during activities you will vigorously use your hands such as sport, exercising or cooking as this may damage the metal or gemstones. If you notice your stone has become loose, please stop wearing your ring immediately and get in touch with our customer care team.

Cleaning and household

With gold vermeil jewellery, particularly rings, it is best to avoid all chemicals as they can cause the vermeil to tarnish.We recommend taking off all rings before cleaning and gardening to avoid any damage.

Cuffs

Opening & Closing

For every day wear we ask that you are very mindful not to open and close the cuff too much as this will create a weak spot in the middle of the band which can lead to breakage. Sterling Silver is a soft and malleable metal, so we suggest finding the right proportion for your wrist and leaving the cuff at that size.