Megha Jain started Taara in 2009 in Hong Kong. Tired of the long hours at Morgan Stanley and wanting to explore her creative side, she took a leap of faith and moved to Hong Kong to pursue a different career path. Living in Hong Kong would allow her to be closer to India and enable her to easily go back and forth while working on the business. Taara is an offshoot of a small company that was set up by Megha's aunt, Kalpana Jain, in India. Wanting to revamp the company, design and clientele, Megha saw an opportunity and took it. She wanted to refresh the designs and give it a fresh new start. This is how Taara was born. Each piece has been designed to be worn as a statement piece, worn by itself. Taara comes from the word "sitara" which means stars in Sanskrit and this image is reflected in many of the pieces. The look and feel of the pieces bring the wearer back to the Mughal Empire, a time in history where opulence and fantasy was felt throughout the atmosphere. Each piece resembles what kings and queens wore in Rajasthan during that time. The stones are sourced in Jaipur and Udaipur and are set in silver with an antique finish. Megha is especially inspired by Udaipur, also known as "The City of Lakes." The many lakes found around Udaipur reflect all the beautiful palaces and buildings that encompass the city and the bright colors against the water are stunning. Lake Pichola is one of her favorite lakes as the combination of the blue lake and the white buildings is ethereal. This image of reflection can be seen in many of her pieces, especially the ones with glass and mirror work. Megha’s collections include rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets and pendants. She focuses on stones that not only have an interesting story, but also a great healing power. Megha now resides in New York where she continues to work on new collections.