Bharathi Raviprakash – designer par excellence marked her foray into Mumbai fashion scene by announcing the launch of her luxury fine jewelry brand – STUDIO TARA yesterday. It was her passion for stones, design and challenges, that prompted Bharathi to take up a career in Jewelry Design. She is an alumnus of GIA London, one of the most popular design schools. Present at the launch party were, some of the most prominent names from the fashion & film fraternity including – Sriya Saran, Little Shilpa, Nandita Mehtani, Shonali Nagrani, Sveta Salve, Mansi Scott, Walusha Dsouza, Shamita Singha and Carol Gracias. Studio Tara caters to the growing demand for niche, custom designed, one of its kinds of jewelry. Bharathi’s design philosophy lies in creating statement pieces which are bold, individualistic and timeless. Her new collection for the season aptly called – “Medley of Jewels” comprises of varied range of neck pieces, earrings, finger rings, bangles, cuffs and pendants, created by incorporating diversecoloredprecious gem stones to match your mood and spirits. Be it, the vibrant and passionate Rubies, the stimulating Sapphires, balanced Emeralds, spiritual and meditative Amethyst, or the incomparable Tourmalines. Not to forget the unalterable and untamed “Diamonds” whose radiance simply shouts – I over power. Every woman is bound to find her favored piece of jewelry in the collection to match any occasion, from a lazy Sunday brunch, an evening get together or a must to attend corporate do. One is spoilt for choices with the variety of designs and styles that are on display at Studio Tara. Extremely proud on marking her presence into Mumbai fashion circuit, Bharathi Raviprakash, Director, STUDIO TARA says, “Mumbai has always been one of the most discerning markets, I am glad to be a part of it. One of the USP’s of my designs is that I design more for the precious stones than for the metal used. This does not mean that the value is any less, I thrive to enhance the real beauty of the gem stone while retain its true value.” Presently, Bharathi’s exclusive range is available in Chennai at STUDIO TARA, Kasturi Ranga Road, Alwarpet, Chennai, Tel No.: 044 - 4314 4511. And in Mumbai would be retailed through Priyadarshini Rao’s recently launched individual store at - Priyadarshini Rao, Dhairya Apartments, Plot no. 246, CTS No. B/474, Ground Floor, 11th Road, Near Madhu Park, Khar (West), Mumbai – 400 052.Tel No. 022 – 2648 70 97.