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and St. Clair became the first fine jeweler to be represented and carried in the New York store. St. Clair has worked with the same goldsmiths in Florence for more than 30 years — which is remarkable because, as St. Clair laments, they are a dying breed. She opened her first boutique in Florence on the Ponte Vecchio this past summer — the first American jeweler to do so. A boutique within the Saks Fifth Avenue flagship in New York opened in October. She based the design on her New York studio, with bookcases of volumes that inspire her. She also installed a high-tech screen that rotates through her watercolors and has a real-time view of the Arno River from the Ponte Vecchio boutique. St. Clair is planning to open more shop-in-shops stateside. PaperCity viewed her latest collection, Silk Road, at a recent trunk show at Deutsch in Houston. For Silk Road, she was inspired by the ancient network of roads that connected the East and West. "As a lifelong traveler, I've always been fascinated by the Silk Road and the ideal it upheld of wildly different cultures merging and shaping one another," St. Clair says. She translated the art, architecture, and beliefs carried along the route through rich gem colors and crescent moon and spiral shapes. "I feel that I am just part of a several-thousand- year-old tradition of jewelry." St. Clair's daily jewelry ebbs and flows with her moods and activities, but she is never without her rock- crystal amulet, worn on a leather cord or on one of her gold chains. "The rock crystal amulet is one of the first jewels I ever created and has become my most iconic piece," she says. "The one I usually wear is about 30 years old." Timeless, indeed. Temple St. Clair at Deutsch Houston, 3747 Westheimer Road, Temple St. Clair's 18K gold amulets H O U S T O N | D A L L A S | C H I C A G O | W A S H I N G T O N D . C . S A C K E T T | . 8 . 6 6 6 | H O U S T O N @ M A T T C A M R O N . C O M M A T T C A M R O N . C O M

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