Champion of Design

Champion of Design

For the third consecutive season, Tara Gray Jewelry has partnered with the Santa Barbara Polo Club to present the Pacific Coast Open (PCO) championship ring—the only ring of its kind in the history of polo.

The design of the ring takes inspiration from the legendary PCO trophy, which was commissioned in 1908 and features glittering polo scenes, ornate leaf work and an eagle supporting a globe. Tara’s design of the champion ring is an homage to the trophy and is elevated by the addition of 14 Karat gold and a plethora of diamonds. In 2018, she added 108 black and white diamonds to signify the 108th anniversary of the polo club and she continues to add commemorative gemstones each year.

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A leader in her field, Tara showcases her designs on TVON (a boutique television network for jewelry) and creates custom pieces for an exclusive list of clientele. Recently she designed the Branches of Peace Legacy Necklace in tribute to the Turner Foundation’s 60th Anniversary distinguished guest of honor, President George W. Bush.

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The Branches of Peace Legacy Necklace
Designed for the Turner Legacy Event, “An Evening with President George W. Bush. This piece boasts over four carats of diamonds as well as an olive branch in the center with 1 diamond encrusted leaves and 13 Colombian emeralds representing the olives.

Tara is not only the exclusive jeweler of the Santa Barbara Polo Club, she is a passionate member of the polo community. She dedicates her free time to lessons in the Polo Academy and plans to invest in her first polo pony this season:

“Taking up the sport is one of the best things I have ever done. I have always been an athlete and polo has presented me a great new challenge. Learning to play gives me new respect for the level of talent and horsemanship that we are lucky to experience each polo season.”

Champion of Design