About John HardyIn 1975, designer John Hardy immigrated from Canada to the Indonesian island of Bali. Enchanted by Balinese culture, which is thoroughly distinct from the Indonesian culture which surrounds it, and the brilliant tropical landscape of the island, Hardy began a design studio on the island that soon became the eponymous John Hardy brand. Since then, John Hardy jewelry has been a fascinating blend of Balinese culture in a contemporary package. Here at Smyth Jewelers, weâ€™re pleased to offer this incomparable brand, and weâ€™re sure that whether youâ€™re a man or a woman, youâ€™ll find something from this designer that youâ€™ll adore.
Popular John Hardy Collections at Smyth JewelersAmong John Hardyâ€™s line of fashion jewelry, the Bamboo collection is one of the most iconic. The fashion rings, bracelets, earrings, and necklaces from this line boast designs based on the tropical grass. As if the designers plucked bamboo shoots made from 925 sterling silver and 18k yellow gold, the bamboo designs are surprisingly naturalistic as the expert John Hardy artisans work woody textures and nodules into the jewelry pieces of the Bamboo collection. Alternatively, check out the Legends Naga collection, whose pieces are inspired by the mythical serpents from Hinduism. Coiled snakes with scales made from silver, gold, and mysterious black spinel, wrap protectively around the wearerâ€™s fingers and arms.
The Classic Chain collection features strands of sterling silver and gold that interweave in a way that neither begins nor ends, an impressive feature when you realize that all of John Hardyâ€™s pieces are crafted by hand. The Classic Chain collection, in addition to the cool silver used in the piecesâ€™ construction, also boasts black sapphire and black spinel, giving them a midnight energy that canâ€™t be missed. And of course, we at Smyth Jewelers adore the Dot collection, whose simple name belies the inventive looks created from the interplay of circles, like a postmodern mosaic of lights and color.