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Megha Jain started Taara in 2009. Tired of the long hours at Morgan Stanley and wanting to explore her creative side, Megha took a leap of faith and moved to Hong Kong, China, to pursue a different career path. Taara is an offshoot of a small company that was founded by Megha's aunt, Kalpana Jain, in India. Wanting to revamp the company, design, and clientele, Megha saw an opportunity and took the plunge. This is how Taara was born.
Taara comes from the word sitara, which means stars in Sanskrit. This image of stars is reflected in many of the pieces. The look and feel of the collection brings the wearer back to the Mughal Empire, a time in history where opulence and fantasy radiated throughout the area. Each piece resembles what kings and queens wore in Rajasthan during that era. The stones are sourced in Jaipur and Udaipur, India, and are set in silver with an antique finish.
Megha is especially inspired by Udaipur, also known as "The City of Lakes." The many lakes found around Udaipur reflect the beautiful palaces and buildings that encompass the city; the bright colors situated against the water are stunning. Lake Pichola is one of Megha's favorite lakes, as the contrast of the blue lake and the white buildings is ethereal. This image of reflection can be seen in many of her pieces, especially the jewelry featuring glass and mirror work.
Each Taara piece is designed to be worn as a statement piece by itself. Megha's collections include rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and pendants. She focuses on stones that not only have an interesting story, but also are thought to have great healing power.
|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Taara|
|Metal stamp||Not stamped|
|Metal||Gold plated base|
|Minimum total gem weight||4 carats|
|Back finding||Post with friction back|
|Total metal weight||5 Grams|
|Number of stones||1|
|Stone Creation Method||Synthetic|
|Stone Treatment Method||Not-known|