Characteristics of John Hardy
The John Hardy story begins in 1975 with a Canadian artist who fell in love with Bali, Indonesia. Once John Hardy learned about the intricate and handcrafted jewelry style that was native to the island, he was inspired to move to Bali and dedicate his career to preserving and promoting this unique and traditional style. Now, this artisan collective has grown to a level of international prestige that is well deserved. However, they are still committed to sustainable business practices that minimize the impact of their business upon the environment that inspired it.
Popular John Hardy Collections
To ensure the sustainability of each treasure they create, John Hardy uses reclaimed gold and silver, but that’s merely part of their ongoing effort to protect the environment. John Hardy also follows fair labor practices and the ethical harvesting of the many fine gemstones used in its stunning line of products. The pieces from their famous Bamboo collection are modeled after the pleasing visual appearance of bamboo. This collection is one of John Hardy’s most beloved because of its subtle styling. Not to mention, for each Bamboo piece sold, John Hardy uses a portion of the proceeds to plant bamboo seedlings, furthering their goal of sustainability.
While the luxurious minimalism of John Hardy’s Bamboo collection has won the world over, their Legends collection has solidified them as one of the best in fine fashion jewelry today. The Legends collection is designed after creatures of Balinese myth: the cobra, the eagle, and the mythical creature known as the Naga. Similar to the dragon, Naga is a type of serpent deity common in Buddhist and Hindu cultures. Perhaps one of John Hardy’s most distinctive collections, the Classic Chain, is where we can see the true complexity and beauty of the Balinese tradition that inspired the designer.
Why Choose Lewis Jewelers?
For over 95 years, Lewis Jewelers has been committed to bringing superior service and selection to the Ann Arbor community. As a family-owned and operated business, Lewis Jewelers customers can expect to find only the best and brightest in designer-made engagement rings, wedding bands, timepieces, fashion jewelry, and an amazing selection of handpicked loose diamond stones. A full-service jewelry shopping experience, Lewis Jewelers also offers on-site jewelry repairs, a lifetime quality guarantee, as well as quick and honest gold buying services. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call at (734) 994-5111.