The Naga pendant is a 2 mm wide Sterling Silver chain linking to a black onyx stone, measuring 15 mm by 10.5mm, that is embedded with the silver image of a Naga. This beautifully and masterfully crafted piece is one of three items in the John Hardy Legends Collection. It is represented alongside the Cobra, the serpent of reincarnation and renewal, and the Macan, the tiger of strength and passion.
Myths of the Naga range all over Southeastern Asia from India to Japan, but this piece is inspired by Chinese mythology. The water dragon is a protector who guards the pearl of the ocean. The ancient believed the pearl to be the jewel that grants all desires. All dragons carried pearls, and to the Chinese, pearls also represented the Moon. To the ancients, the Moon was a symbol of the goddess of life, love and elixirs.
John Hardy was established in Bali in 1975 due to the artist's fascination with the Southeast Asian island. He gathered a group of local artists to help him start the John Hardy jewelry company. All products are crafted from the materials of the earth along with handmade materials. Each piece is inspired by symbolism of Asian mythology, of the culture that surrounds him. He wants there to be jewelry that represents every heart, every desire. Every storyteller can find a piece that speaks to them.
So wear this Naga Pendant, of the water dragon guarding the pearl, the Moon against the black onyx night sky. Feel the power of protection and also the love of the goddess. Know that abundance is all around you.
The name John Hardy evokes the feeling of elegance and fine craftsmanship by the best jewelry artisans in the business. The John Hardy Cobra Triple Coil Bracelet is no exception. This fine piece is crafted with precision from sterling silver and 18-karat yellow gold. Its design gives the look of a cobra in an elegant bracelet that can be worn for both casual and formal occasions. The coil has the texture of a cobra’s skin, and even features a cobra head at the top. The result is a bracelet that looks like a cobra wrapped around your wrist.
This is just one of several pieces in the Legends Collection. The Cobra bracelet is inspired by mythical talismans. The cobra itself is symbolic of renewal and transformation. It’s meant to remind the wearer that it’s never too late to transform yourself for the better, and a personal renewal is always possible.
John Hardy began his journey to making fine jewelry when he visit the Philippine island of Bali in the early 1970s. The beauty of Bali inspired him to start a local collective of artisans to put his vision to work. His collective was founded on the basis of artisanship, sustainability, and a close-knit community that sought to raise the standards of what jewelry can be and what it can represent.
Since the company’s founding, John Hardy has remained committed to those original ideals, in both the jewelry collections they craft and the ethical way they run their business.
These John Hardy Button Earrings with Turquoise are the type of jewelry that allow an individual to make a statement when they are out and about. The earrings can be mixed with a variety of different outfit types and they can add to the look that a person puts forth. These oval shaped earrings feature a button design. They are made of sterling silver and 18K bonded gold, giving them a based that is solid, beautiful, and made to last a lifetime. These earrings feature a natural Arizona turquoise feature that stands out in the middle of a black and gold ring. Lovers of turquoise will love the way that it is the star of these earrings, and they will appreciate the way that the jewel is accented by gold and made to look beautiful in that way.
John Hardy was established in Bali in 1975, and the designer has done a lot of work since then. The jewelry that is put forth by the brand stands out in the midst of all other designers and has something special to offer. The John Hardy brand is committed to community, artisanship, and sustainability, values that push the designer to do things in a different way. The brand puts forth jewelry that tells a story and that has meaning, and the pieces that come from this designer are hand-crafted and perfect.
If you are looking for jewelry that is bold, dramatic, with a taste of the exotic, then look no further than the newest collections designed and created by John Hardy, a jewelry designer whose creations can often be found gracing the pages of many of the leading fashion magazines worldwide. .
His pieces are eye catching and one of a kind, they often are part of an unusual themed collection while some represent a more classic styling, but all of the jewelry designed by John Hardy is nothing short of spectacular. The Classic Chain Hammered Band Ring is an excellent example of a modern piece that also has a timeless quality, one that is reminiscent of an ancient ornamental style that is still very popular today.
This ring is made of a twisted, coiling combination of sterling silver and bright 18k yellow gold and measures 11mm wide. The sterling silver "links" alternate between smooth textured links and the signature snake chain textured links that join in the center with a single hammered 18K yellow gold link. The effect, while fairly simple, is altogether striking and this ring is a unique statement piece that is suitable for any finger, for any occasion and for all time.
If you are looking for a piece that is subtle enough to be classy but elegant enough to get noticed, you have found it here. This is the Classic Chain Hammer Drop Necklace by John Hardy. The sterling silver chain connects to a striking eighteen-karat hammered gold orb. A second yellow gold hammered sphere hangs from the first by a length of shimmering silver chain. The design is simple but daring. The clean lines of the drop are timeless and will compliment both daytime and evening attire. Its bold use of both silver and gold also make it a versatile piece that can be paired with most of your jewelry collection.
John Hardy Co. was founded in 1975 by John Hardy. John Hardy himself was inspired by the clean and simple lines of Asian jewelry while traveling in Bali in the 1970s. He and his company have been designing luxurious but affordable pieces ever since. This necklace is a new arrival for the John Hardy company, and an all silver version of this same necklace is also offered. There is also the Classic Chain Pull Through bracelet, which would pair very nicely with this necklace if you are interested in making a set.
The goal is to give your outfit a final polish that other fashion styles simply cannot match. Pearls are an excellent way to do this. Precious metal jewelry says something extravagant. Adorn your wrists with something that commoners can only sigh at. Gold, silver, pearl, all come together to make you an elite and educated member of high society. The John Hardy Dot Collection Kick Cuff is unique and separate from cheap wrist jewelry found in most department stores.
The exquisite gold dots and bright pearl create an eye-catching contrast, which will have others marveling at your accessory. This comfortable cuff bracelet is one of many from the John Hardy collection. Stop by Keller and George today and take a look for yourself.
Balinese jewelry artisans are known for their ability to come up with unique and intricate designs, incorporating much of their culture and art in every creation. These craftsmen, who are of royal lineage, continue to keep the timeless tradition alive. Noted jewelry designer Guy Bedarida combines Eastern art with Western style in the John Hardy Jewelry Collection of Classic Chain bracelets. These precious pieces are delicately crafted by artisans in the brand design compounds of Bali. An offering of sophistication that is unparalleled, precise and timeless. A breathtaking anthology of jewelry complemented by braids in gold, silver, diamonds, pearls and gemstones. This collection is truly for those who fancy luxurious jewelry and value cultural heritage.
Experience the delight of this exquisite John Hardy collection (and much, much more), come visit Keller & George's on Millmont Street today.