BYRON BAY, AUSTRALIA
Nestled within the heart of our Byron Bay headquarters, our purpose-built studio is where our team of artisans realise our custom creations.
Our talented jewellers use only the highest quality ethical solid gold and conflict-free precious gemstones, transforming them into the signature solid gold and Ceremonial pieces you know and love.
Designer Yonna Derofe’s Heritage
All Temple of the Sun pieces are designed by Yonna and imbued with the rich cultural experience of her upbringing in the cosmopolitan mecca of 1970s Istanbul. A masterful silversmith and ceramicist, her designs expertly blend ancient archetypal symbology with contemporary silhouettes, creating unique designs that are at once desirable, timeless and steeped in meaning.
In her youth, Yonna explored museums and ancient archaeological sites, endlessly fascinated by the secrets and untold stories hidden within relics of the past. Seeing millennia-old gold jewellery displayed in museums, still shining like it was gifted yesterday, both ignites her curiosity about the unknown stories they carry and fuels her desire to create enduring heirlooms to stand the test of time.
Crafting with Integrity
In early 2020, Temple took the next step in their evolution by unveiling their very first solid gold studio. This allows their team of artisans to craft fine jewellery using sustainably sourced solid gold and preserve ancient techniques of jewellery making. Temple is proud to continue their commitment to crafting with integrity and offer an even wider range of timeless and meaningful jewellery.
Designer & founder Yonna even personally sources rare one-of-a-kind stones, including RJC-certified emeralds, rubies, Australian blue sapphires and conflict-free natural diamonds certified by the Kimberley Process, to compliment her contemporary designs. Temple is also proud to offer lab-grown diamonds as a truly ethical option.
Bespoke & Ceremonial
We are proud to now offer a bespoke service in addition to our Ceremonial collection, allowing our wearers to co-create the modern ancient heirloom of their dreams with us.
Whether our clients are looking to create a unique design from scratch or customise an existing engagement ring from our ceremonial collection, our team of experts are here to make every step of the process as seamless and enjoyable as possible.