Tara Agace launched her eponymous jewellery collection in 1999. Inspired by her long time love affair with antique jewellery, she learnt her craft training alongside Ralph Goldstein at UCLA, a master in ancient hand-made jewellery techniques before studying at The GIA, The Gemological Institute of America.
was the first to debut her designs in 1999, sparking her future in the jewellery world. Six years later, Tara moved her studio from Los Angeles to her hometown of London.
In an age of throw-away culture, Tara is passionate about keeping the art of traditional hand-made jewellery alive, but the beauty of her work is found in her modern interpretation.
Tara Agace is constantly inspired by the ancient and natural world, and her designs are always made with an emphasis on simplicity and timelessness. Her pieces boast a tactile quality, which often belies the precious and labour intensive element of every design. In gold, silver, platinum and precious and semi-precious stones, several pieces in the Tara Agace collection are entirely handmade, and although multiples are produced for her permanent collection, the spirit of the line lies mostly in her statement one-of-a-kind pieces.
Her handmade chains – which can be adapted and worn in a variety of ways – have fast become her signature, and have consequently appeared in international fashion magazines such as English
, and Italian Vogue
Tara Agace’s designs have acquired a loyal following and are regularly spotted on celebrities including Kate Moss, Yasmin le Bon, and Rosie Hungtington-Whiteley among others.
The best way to experience the Tara Agace collection is to visit her Notting Hill studio.