SEFIK KABAS was born into an artistic family in Turkey. After a decade of studies in the United States and Scotland, Sefik gained a greater perspective of the world, while majoring in sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, and in glass blowing at Edinburgh College of Art. He spent his summers in Istanbul working in the family’s Jewelry Studio, one of the top-known jewelry brands at that time. These summers were also the foundation of his love affair with jewelry design that led to the beginnings of his own brand TARU Jewelry, bringing tradition into small sculpture.
“Art has always been part of my life,” says Sefik. One of his early influences include the late, renowned painter, sculptor Ozer Kabas. Sefik used to watch his uncle Ozer at work in his rooftop home studio, swinging his antique jewelry casting pot as the metals cooled, while telling stories of Old Istanbul and the many faces of the sea. Sefik's interest in archeology is reflected in many of his art jewelry.
One of the most striking features of TARU Jewelry is the level of handcrafted detail embodied in each piece. But the TARU Jewelry collection is no ordinary jewelry. Capturing a magical and mythical energy, each piece carries a story that reflects far more than meets the eye.
Sculptor and designer Sefik Kabas incorporates unique, spiritual, and extra ordinary art pieces in Taru Jewelry Collection. He believes that jewelry is work of art, which can catch you in your heart and create a desire to wear it.
In Ancient Cultures, animals’ symbols influenced the way of life and art. The depictions of animals and their inclusion within ritual represented an attempt by these ancient people to interact with and to control the natural and supernatural world, to make sense of our human world. Throughout history, these animal images were part of the mythical and heroic stories, which were told from generations to generations, and some forgotten.
Taru Jewelry aims to preserve and celebrate these ancient traditions by interweaving symbolism and myth into each of its handcrafted pieces. Made with silver, 18 karat gold, and precious stones, these pieces honor the connection between the human and animal worlds and creatively celebrate the stories of our ancestors.
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