Tara Maria Famiglietti
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. Her designs have been sold in exclusive boutiques and department stores around the world. Tara’s private celebrity clientele include Gisele Bundchen, Madonna, Jessica Alba and Angelina Jolie.
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 Jimi 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 resides in New York City with her husband and daughter and spends the warmer months at their home in the charming town on Sag Harbor, Long Island.
What is Ondyn?
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.
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 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.
Motion in jewelry. Inspired by water. Sculptural in design. Purity in material.