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Why Solid Gold Jewelry Endures Beyond Trends

Why Solid Gold Jewelry Endures Beyond Trends

"To see a gold ring in a museum, worn thousands of years ago... still shining like it was gifted yesterday! It is such a powerful image of enduring love and one that fills my mind with curiosity..."

- Yonna Derofe, Temple co-founder & designer

A closeup shot of three solid gold necklaces layered in order from short to medium and long. The short and medium necklaces are set with vibrant gemstones while the long necklace depicts an ancient Greek goddess on a rectangular pendant.
A shining solid gold wedding band or engagement ring featuring a hand-carved texture, encrusted with bezel-set sapphires and emeralds in marquise and round cuts.

There's something deeply special about solid gold jewelry that captures the essence of luxury and beauty in a way that's hard to match. Whether you're looking for a special piece to wear for a lifetime, or a meaningful gift to honour someone you care about, solid gold jewelry is an investment you won't regret.


At Temple of the Sun, we create fine jewelry crafted from solid gold right here in our Byron Bay studio, a material that's both incredibly durable and as beautiful to behold as it is to wear. Our artisans use only the finest, conflict-free gemstones and age-old techniques to create jewelry that's destined to last a lifetime, with designs that are both timeless and contemporary.


So why should you invest in solid gold jewelry? Discover our top three reasons...

Durability

Unlike other materials, like plated or vermeil jewelry, solid gold won't fade, tarnish, or wear away over time, ensuring that your jewelry will look as exquisite in years to come as it did the day you bought it.

Three luxurious solid gold necklaces are layered from shortest to longest, with the longest necklace showcasing a round pendant set with blue topaz. The short and medium necklaces feature round and marquise-set gemstones.
BEAUTY

Beyond its durability, solid gold also has a special beauty that's hard to match. Its warm, glowing hue and subtle shimmer are unmistakably luxurious, creating a sense of opulence that's hard to resist - a phenomenon we fondly refer to as 'gold lust'.

A closeup of a model wearing blue topaz earrings in her first piercing and a hoop earring set with a dainty diamond in her second piercing.
Safe for Sensitive Skin

Because solid gold is a pure material, it won't irritate sensitive skin or cause allergic reactions, making it a safe and comfortable choice for everyday wear.

Closeup shot of a signet-style engagement ring set with a cluster of pear, round, princess and marquise-cut Australian sapphires in blue.
Three luxurious solid gold necklaces are layered from shortest to longest, with the longest necklace showcasing a round pendant set with blue topaz. The short and medium necklaces feature round and marquise-set gemstones.

We believe that solid gold jewelry transcends trends or seasons - it's an expression of individuality. With our collection of fine jewelry, you can find a piece that's uniquely you, with designs that are delicately powerful or bold and striking. No matter where you are on your journey, we have a piece - whether it be a symbolic coin necklace or a signet ring - that will resonate with you.


At Temple of the Sun, you can invest in a piece that's as beautiful as it is enduring - a treasure to be cherished for generations to come.