We look to the past to inspire our present.
Founded in 2014, Temple of the Sun is the realisation of a shared vision between creative couple Yonna Derofe and Darren Gallant to create a successful jewellery business with purpose, built on their love of cultural antiquities, art, design and a genuine passion for doing things differently.
All Temple of the Sun pieces are designed by Yonna, drawing on her background as a silversmith and ceramicist as well as the rich cultural influences from her childhood in Istanbul. Story and meaning are carried in each piece through precious gemstones and contemporary motifs inspired by art, nature and ancient archetypal symbology.
From our inception we have believed in creating with integrity. We express this through our commitment to positive social and environmental change across every touchstone and embrace an active role in shaping our shared future.
Temple of the Sun is located within Arakwal Country, Byron Bay Australia. We acknowledge the Arakwal People of the Bundjalung Nation as the Traditional owners of this land and pay our respects to their living culture and to the Elders, past and present.