VOLUME III / ISSUE XI / NOVEMBER 2019
THE JEWELER OF SANTA BARBARA
In a sport that's been around for centuries, it's unusual to encounter something that hasn't already been tested, tried, proven or failed. We talk about tournament organization in regard to the three T's: title, team and trophy sponsors.
Jeweler and TV host Tara Gray page 112
Heritage clubs, in particular, aren't known for mixing up that veritable recipe for success. Why mess with what
we know works? That's why I was pleasantly surprised to be introduced to Tara Gray by our mutual acquaintance Charles Ward, well-known to the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club members. Gray is the official jeweler of the Santa Barbara Club, but she's not a distributor of Audemars Piaget or Hublot, as the official jeweler of a polo club is generally assumed to be. Her jewelery designs are custom, inspired by her extensive private client list, and
reflect both her incredible attention to detail as well as gem stone quality. "I'm all in for polo," she said in a phone interview on a break from taping her segment of a TV show, TVON, which airs on national cable providers in the United States. TVON focuses on high-end jewelry, sourced and sold directly to buyers. She's long been a polo fan, but "taking (polo) lessons has given me new insight into the sport."