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TARA COMPTON - Founder and Designer

A trained artist and sculptor, Tara fell in love with jewelry at age 13 when her mother gifted her with two pearls and a square faceted garnet on her birthday, which led to the design and creation of her first jewelry collection.

The designer worked in high-end fashion in Paris and New York for luxury brands Calvin Klein and Christian Lacroix before turning her talents to fine jewelry sales and design. Throughout her two decade career Tara was responsible for brokering a partnership with the late Dame Elizabeth Taylor, working alongside the iconic actress at her Bel-Air Mansion on the design and creation of her eponymous jewelry line and viewing her famed private collection.

Launching her own fine and estate jewelry company shortly after, Tara sold coveted pieces from esteemed houses Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and Tiffany & Co to celebrities, high-profile clientele and influential art and fine jewelry collectors.

The launch of Uldine heralds the designers' return to her true passionate calling, creating unique one of a kind objects d’art to be treasured for generations