The Story

TARA COMPTON

A TRAINED ARTIST AND SCULPTOR, TARA COMPTON  FELL IN LOVE WITH JEWELRY ON HER THIRTEENTH BIRTHDAY WHEN SHE RECEIVED TWO PEARLS AND A SQUARE FACETED GARNET FROM HER MOTHER. SHE DESIGNED AND CREATED HER FIRST COLLECTION AND SO THE AFFAIR BEGAN…

WHEN FIRST ARRIVING TO NEW YORK CITY TARA WORKED IN FASHION FOR THE LUXURY BRANDS CALVIN KLEIN AND CHRISTIAN LACROIX. HER PASSION LED HER TO A FIFTEEN YEAR TENURE AT THE ESTEEMED ITALIAN FINE JEWELRY HOUSE PIRANESI. IN 2010 SHE LAUNCHED HER OWN FINE AND ESTATE JEWELRY COMPANY, HANDLING COVETED PIECES FROM CARTIER, VAN CLEEF & ARPELS AND TIFFANY & CO., SHE HAS ASSEMBLED A CLIENTELE WHICH INCLUDES CELEBRITIES AND INFLUENTIAL COLLECTORS.  
HER DESIRE TO GET BACK TO HER ROOTS OF DESIGNING LED TO THE CREATION OF ULDINE, A COLLECTION OF CURATED HANDMADE JEWELRY. IN 2019 SHE CHOSE TO TAKE BACK HER NAMESAKE, TARA COMPTON WHICH CURRENTLY FEATURES HER MOST RECENT ORIGINAL DESIGNS. 
TARA’S PASSION IS TO ADORN WOMEN IN ONE OF A KIND PIECES THAT ENHANCE THEIR OWN UNIQUE STYLE AND BEAUTY. HER SIGNATURE COLLECTIONS FEATURE  ARTISANAL HANDMADE JEWELRY. HER PAIRING OF BASE METALS WITH RARE AND SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES, INDUSTRIAL MATERIALS AND NATURAL ELEMENTS BLUR THE LINE BETWEEN ART AND FASHION.
HAVING THE OPPORTUNITY TO  MEET THE LATE ICON DAME ELIZABETH TAYLOR AT HER BEL-AIR MANSION, VIEW HER FAMED PRIVATE COLLECTION AND DESIGN ALONGSIDE HER IS SOMETHING TARA COULD HAVE ONLY IMAGINED AT THIRTEEN. TOGETHER THEY CREATED THE “ELIZABETH” COLLECTION WHICH WOULD LATER BRING MILLIONS AT CHRISTIE'S. 
TARA DRAWS INSPIRATION FROM HER LIFE AND ADVENTURES IN NEW YORK, PARIS, AND ACROSS THE GLOBE.

 

Tara Compton, Founder and Designer