ONDYN is a modern, fine jewelry collection, inspired by the universal element that connects us all – water. Conceptualized by New York City based designer, Tara Maria Famiglietti, each creation evokes a fluid sculptural identity, achieved by using the most precious materials and signature articulated diamond bezel setting. With composition that is both sleek and elegant, ONDYN incorporates the gentle fluidity of water into its design to create jewelry that moves with you. Through combining technical ingenuity and a refined architectural aesthetic, ONDYN'S pieces drape like a second skin, taking shape on the body and sending diamonds in motion - manifesting the kinetic flow of the sea to create a new visual language for the elemental world.
Born and raised in Manhattan, Tara Maria Famiglietti was acclaimed as a jewelry designer to watch by New York Magazine at the age of twenty, when she developed a contemporary fine jewelry line using diamonds and 18k gold that would one day become the inspiration for Ondyn's clean and luxurious aesthetic. Since then, Tara, who received a degree in jewelry design from FIT, has collaborated with some of the biggest names in the fashion industry to create pieces that have been sold in exclusive boutiques and department stores around the world. Tara refined her visual language growing up as the only daughter of two sought after fashion designers. In his downtown boutique, Tara's father created bespoke clothing and shoes for Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, John Lennon, and Jimmy Hendrix, among others. Her mother and aunt owners of the esteemed Madison Avenue Boutique Menage a Trois, designed clothes for such fashion icons as Diana Ross, Bianca Jagger, Barbara Streisand, and Diane Von Furstenberg. Tara's inspiration has always come from a strong world view, sense of exploration outside one's own boundaries, and largely the awe-inspiring nature of the Sea. Her fascination with water began during the years she lived on a sailboat, traveling through the French Riviera, the Amalfi Coast, the Balearic Islands, the African Coast and the Caribbean.
Tara Maria Famiglietti - Creative Director
As a jewelry designer I strive to create in a way that strikes curiosity and constant fascination when a piece is worn. To accentuate the inherent elegance of a woman while creating an experience, giving every design a soul. I shape each piece of Ondyn to catch light and energy. Forging a mindful technique that has allowed the designs to 'move' with the essence of its wearer. Though each item is created to stand on it’s own as small sculptures made with the finest materials on earth, once worn their ethereal nature comes to life igniting the magic of jewelry.