John Hardy, Bali-based designer jewelry manufacturer, is known for its rich jewelry collections that are inspired by Asian culture and crafted using traditional handmade techniques. One of its anchor collections is the Dot, whose motif is derived from the ancient local granulating method. The technique decorates the surface of an ornament with small spheres of precious metal to create or enhance the texture and design. Head designer Guy Bedarida
decided to give the centuries-old technique a modern spin by flattening the metal balls into crisp and clean dots. The architectural rhythm and highly polished surface of the resulting design conveyed a sense of high-powered contemporary glamour
to every piece. A rare rendition of this popular design is the Dot Collection Knuckle Ring with Diamond Pave, which features a dotted sterling silver and 18 k yellow gold cobra in a striking pose, with a crown of pave diamonds painstakingly hand-applied on its head. The piece is indeed, high-powered, contemporary and glamorous.
Find out more of John Hardy’s masterpieces at Keller & George Jewelers – an authorized dealer for John Hardy.