Known for its unique collections that reflect the natural terrain and seemingly magical elements of Bali, John Hardy has cemented itself as a luxury jewelry designer brand bent on making the world better because of its products, not in spite of it. First launched over 40 years ago, John Hardy jewelry has been committed to sustainable practices since the very beginning. John Hardy is a dedicated member of the Responsible Jewellery Council and runs the Bamboo Cathedral School that educates local Balinese about how to be eco savvy.
Inspired by all things Bali—its time-honored jewelry making traditions, its unique landscapes, and its artists—the brand works with an artisan collective to craft stunning pieces made through meditative, communal chain weaving techniques, hand-hammering, and carving. The result is an impressive lineup of jewelry collections, each with its own surprising, enchanted elements.
Fanciful Fashion Rings
The secret to a good fashion ring is in its ability to delight. In the fall of 2019, John Hardy debuted its first line focused on diamonds. The Lahar collection—named for the Bali word for lava—features ethically-sourced diamonds from India, South Africa, and Australia. Inspired by the chaotic beauty of volcanoes, the collection boasts fashion rings crafted from rich 18k yellow gold, accented with gray diamonds and carefully placed recesses to mimic the flowing lines of lava.
The Classic Chain collection has options, just as tantalizing and just as unique: Intertwined bands of mixed metals offer a bold yet sophisticated and modern accessory for both dressed-up or casual looks.
If you’re in the market for earrings that toe the line between hi-lo style, John Hardy’s Legends Naga collection has plenty to offer. A playful take on Bali’s diverse ecosystem, the Legends Naga drop earrings feature bright sterling silver molded into a scale-like appearance—just the sort of unexpected touch to excite an otherwise understated look like a chunky knit sweater or neutral button-up.
Earrings within the Lahar collection share similarities to the Lahar fashion ring, with warm yellow gold and gray diamonds. But the stud earrings also boast intense black diamonds, giving them an intriguing texture and complexity.
John Hardy’s Modern Chain collection features slightly more delicate pieces than the Classic Chain collection. Bracelets, for example, take on a softer look with whimsical accents. The Modern Chain collection’s pave-set diamond bangle is chic and sophisticated while still feeling effortlessly stylish.
Similarly, the Legends Cobra collection includes a venetian box chain bracelet with pave-set round diamonds. The diamonds sit on the cobra’s “head” and give the trinket a slightly edgy appeal
One of the many joys of John Hardy is the brand’s ability to incorporate nature’s raw beauty into something as delicate as a necklace. The Bamboo Collection epitomizes that skill, crafting piece after piece of unexpected beauty, melding bamboo-inspired designs with yellow gold and sterling silver.
Learn more about John Hardy at Rumanoff’s Fine Jewelry
We’re proud to feature renowned designers like John Hardy and invite you to come explore all these collections and more at our Hamden, Connecticut jewelry store. Our expert staff is eager to help you find that perfect piece or to teach you about the world of fine jewelry. Contact us at 203-230-1199 with any questions or to set up an appointment.