Friday, July 08, 2016

New items to check from John Hardy

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 1:10:00 AM in John Hardy (28)

John Hardy is known for its bamboo inspired collection and the classic chain line. Both sets reflect the brand’s signature of combining classic European and traditional Balinese arts. Since then John Hardy has introduced models and items along the signature styles. The Classic Chain Signet Ring is one of the newest arrivals to the brand. Its transparent enamel complements its silver body. Another new arrival is the Classic Chain Band Ring that comes in silver and set with a paved gemstone. The stones range from black jade and lapis lazuli to tiger eye and turquoise. There’s also the Legends Eagle Wrap Bracelet, one of our favorites, in silver and leather.  The bracelet is at once elegant and casual, so you can use it on a weekend outdoor travel or as part of your daily corporate attire.
John Hardy is available at Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Sterling silver and yellow gold

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 2:00:10 AM in John Hardy (28)

Jewelry fashion is more than just purchasing a single item; it requires a good eye on which pieces are ideal to combine. One of the most elegant jewelry styles you can achieve is by combining yellow gold and sterling silver. Yellow gold provides that brilliance and luxury, gold being traditionally a symbol of opulence. But skin tones within the balanced range—in between the translucent white and pitch black—can diminish yellow gold’s brilliance because both the skin color and gold share a few hints of yellow. To counter this, a sterling silver positioned beside the yellow gold can help accentuate the gold. Likewise, silver’s neutral shine balances the “extravagance” of gold; thus, achieving a more pleasing style. If you want to create the silver-gold stunning combination, John Hardy’s Bracelet Bars are a good start.
John Hardy is available at Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon.

Friday, March 11, 2016

John Hardy spring up some surprises

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 9:30:00 AM in John Hardy (28)

Get ready for John Hardy’s Spring 2016 Collection featuring striking updates to its classic lines. Here are our top favorites. The Classic Chain Magic Cut Ring in silver and accented with blue topaz and diamond is ideal for light dressing. The blue hue lends to your style (and the weather) a refreshing casual feel that’s perfect for spring. On the other hand, the Bamboo Hook Bracelet can be worn for everyday work, which complements a white dress or light-colored blouse. Diamonds add elegance to this piece. You can also go for the Legends Naga Slim Flex Cuff for a bolder look. Its bluish accents and dramatic detail suit a formal night under a cool breeze. The style is inspired by a mythical water dragon that’s said to protect pearls in the ocean.
John Hardy is available at Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon.

Friday, January 29, 2016

The John Hardy success story

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 9:00:00 AM in John Hardy (28)

The jewelry industry often finds itself lumped with energy companies when it comes to socio-ecological issues. Mining, for one, will always be controversial even if the critics themselves enjoy the products derived from mined elements, from their smartphones to computers. Another thorny issue is the social impact of gemstones, particularly diamonds, when sourced through countries and warlords who commit unspeakable violence against their people. That’s why it’s a refreshing air when we hear a jewelry brand that puts social responsibility along with its need to generate sales. John Hardy’s facility in Bali shows how commercial interest can elevate living conditions in communities, as well as preserve their traditions, rather than encroach into their way of life. The company uses traditional Balinese jewelry-making methods and promote Asian-inspired themes in its line of bracelets, necklaces, and rings. John Hardy isn’t just a jewelry signature, it’s a success social story.
John Hardy is available at Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon.

Friday, December 04, 2015

A Good First

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 6:53:52 PM in John Hardy (28)

There is always a first for something. Let's just hope that that something is a good thing. Today though, one first something is a good thing. John Hardy has now created its first Holiday Collection. The brand may do this every year and it would be great to get a piece or two of this historic event for the brand. If you're a fan of the brand, you'll love how this collection is not too Christmas-y yet it is Christmas in a John Hardy way. And the John Hardy way is always good. Choices in the collection include a hoop earring gift set, Bamboo gift set and dot ring sets of your choice of black, red and blue sapphire. Give yourself a new look this season. Choose John Hardy. 
John Hardy pieces are available over at Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon.

Friday, October 02, 2015

Rare as a super moon?

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 3:00:00 AM in John Hardy (28)

The last blood super moon rekindled talks about superstitions and supernatural events. The moon, in spite of modern science, still evokes nostalgic mystery in us. The same inspiration is found in one of John Hardy's popular collections: Palu. It mimics the rugged lunar surface, creating a rustic but elegant appearance, and not a few times, curious eyes are caught by the collection's out-of-this-world style. Where most jewelry designers opt for an unblemished, seamless style, the John Hardy Palu goes against the flow. In the end, the contrarian approach becomes a trend—a rare phenomenon, perhaps, at the level of a blood super moon? The Palu Collection is manufactured through traditional Balinese hammered craftsmanship. The same technique has been in practice by the locals long before the first Europeans arrived in Southeast Asia. Today, John Hardy is known for fusing European elegance with traditional indigenous styles.
John Hardy is available at Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto, California.

Friday, August 07, 2015

Sincerely Jules picks John Hardy

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 10:00:00 AM in John Hardy (28)

Nowadays, people turn to social media and blog sites for information and guidance. Such dependence had made several social media and blog sites owners become celebrities in their own right, many with millions of followers and avid fans. In the beauty and fashion blog world, one of the most influential names is Julie Sarinana of Sincerely Jules. Since founding her LA-based blog in February 2009, the 29-year old Julie uses her famous blog as a creative channel to share her ideas, style, influences and appreciation of anything cool. So in this highly-wired digital world, to be "noticed" and positively reviewed by famous bloggers like Julie is already a big thing marketing-wise. Recently, she blogged: "I love John Hardy jewelry because the design is elegant with a modern twist which I find to be refreshing and beautiful. It’s for the woman who is confident and effortless." A million thanks Ms. Julie!
John Hardy is available at Shreve & Co. on Post Street, San Francisco.

Friday, June 12, 2015

The true value of John Hardy

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 10:15:00 AM in John Hardy (28)

What makes a jewelry brand valuable? It isn't just because the precious metals and gemstones it's using are expensive. Many other jewelry generics use the same material. It isn't just because the brand has a team of skillful jewelry makers who can craft a rough gem or metal into stellar, shiny objects of desire. You can find numerous skillful jewelry setters, cutters, and craftsmen in many countries. For John Hardy, it has valuable raw materials and skillful artisans, but the brand is one of the most admired signature jewelries in the world because of one thing: its unique designs, which are at once traditional and contemporary, mystic and whimsical. The ability of John Hardy to imagine things and visualize them to help artists craft the final product is the company's true value. 
John Hardy is available at Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon.

Friday, April 17, 2015

John Hardy for Him

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 10:00:00 AM in John Hardy (28)

Thinking what to give him on his special day? John Hardy, the Bali-inspired jewelry brand, has a full line of men's jewelry for your special one. From rings to pendants and bracelets, John Hardy is sure to impress even the rugged guy. The materials are in silver or 18k gold accented by gemstones including black chalcedony, sapphire, and turquoise. Likewise, the line is featured in three iconic John Hardy collections: Classic Chain, Dot, and Naga. From $300 to $3,000, the pieces range from simple beaded bracelet to the luxurious silver link bracelet. He can wear it whether he's out meeting a client or attending a formal party. He can even take the piece out to his  outdoor adventures, either while deep diving or rock climbing. This jewelry is one tough piece with a touch of elegance.
John Hardy is available at Shreve & Co. on Post Street, San Francisco.

Friday, October 24, 2014

John Hardy's Kiddie Touch

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 9:00:00 AM in John Hardy (28)

It's never too early to get your kids to appreciate jewelry. What could be a better start than introducing them to the children's collection by John Hardy? They'll see how signature jewelry differs from generic ones, where quality is paramount. Not to make them vain, but to train them how to appreciate products that give them the best value in money. You can choose a John Hardy Classic Chain Baby Bunny Station Bracelet, which features an encrusted 18K gold bunny set on sterling silver. Or choose the Baturi Sari Station Bracelet with Blue Topaz as accent, also set on sterling silver. For a more delicate style, the Asmara Heart Station Bracelet features a thinner strap in sterling silver with pink tourmaline as accent. Add the Classic Chain Collection Baby Butterfly Mini Earrings in sterling silver and 18k gold to dress up your daughter.
John Hardy is available at Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto, California.

Friday, September 12, 2014

The Royal cuff

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 11:55:00 AM in John Hardy (28)

The first time we saw this John Hardy’s Wide Squeeze Cuff, we’re hooked. Made in sterling silver and 18k gold, it features an engraving of a dragon with African ruby eyes. The cuff’s body, in fact, is an engraving of Balinese culture that features the dragon on a smouldering volcano and a lush greenery of coconut trees and rice terraces provides the backdrop. The engraving pays tribute to 19th century Bali when it was divided into eight kingdoms with each royalty trying to outdo the others with the most elegant and royal jewelry pieces. The kingdoms had since ceased to exist, but the jewelry making practices remain, and this John Hardy cuff is but the latest addition. John Hardy claims it’s only making 75 pieces of these beautiful cuffs. See you in Bali, then? 
John Hardy is available at Shreve & Co. on Post Street, San Francisco.

Friday, August 01, 2014

Classic Chains

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 7:00:00 AM in John Hardy (28)

Nothing beats the classic in timeless elegance. The John Hardy Classic Chain Collection embodies this principle, showcasing a line of 18k yellow gold and sterling silver chain jewelry for the most elegant night. The deft hands that work on John Hardy creates masterful strokes of interwoven links that produce a seamless, unblemished piece, whether it’s a bracelet, a cuff, earrings, or necklace. The Wide Woven Braided Cuff is accented with pave diamonds, set in either sterling silver or yellow gold. You can match it with the Large Woven Braided Saddle Ring, also set in sterling silver. Meantime, the Large Link Bracelet exudes boldness while keeping an elegant appearance. The same style is evident in the Classic Chain Small Braided Drop Earrings, which features 0.42ct pave diamonds.
John Hardy is available at Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto, California.

Friday, June 27, 2014

The Versatile John Hardy necklaces

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 7:40:00 AM in John Hardy (28)

One thing that impresses me about John Hardy necklaces is their versatility. You can go simple with single linear thread, or complex with multi-layered designs. You can have a solitary precious metal or dual precious metal running across your neckline. You can go traditional like the Classic Chain, which features a small cross pendant, a reflection of conservatism. Or, you can go pagan or tribal-inspired, like the Bamboo Necklace featuring black obsidian and black sapphire strung in bamboo-like beads. Likewise, there’s an evident quiet in the Bedeg Collection, a slim necklace that features a simple chain pattern. Contrast this to the Woven Braided Necklace, a lavish rendition of sterling silver that loops in different sizes and widths, creating a glitzy feel that suits an evening dinner.
John Hardy is available at Shreve & Co. on Post Street, San Francisco.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Childhood promise: I’ll give you a bamboo ring

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 8:20:55 AM in John Hardy (28)

Some years ago I was a first grader in Naperville (IL) and I had this best girl neighborhood buddy. We would bike together, check the flowing stream at the back of our house and create imaginary characters out of cloud formations. At night, we’d simply lie on the roof and count the stars before our parents would call for us to snuggle in bed. We imagine we’d be together for the rest of our life. Until our family moved to Southeast Asia because my dad had to manage an offshore factory. My buddy and I were broken-hearted, of course; but I promised her I’d come back and marry her and give her a bamboo ring (it’s my childish idea that all things in Asia were made of bamboo). Did I make good of my promise? Yes and no. I married her years later.  I plan to give her a John Hardy Bamboo themed bracelet this Christmas to fulfill the other half of my promise.
John Hardy is available at Shreve & Co. on Post Street, San Francisco.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Gift Ideas to Boyfriend

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 10:00:00 AM in John Hardy (28)

Times have changed and, guess what? Men are more sentimental now, even more than women sometimes. They’ll appreciate an occasional surprise gift from their partner even without an occasion. But what to give him? Here are some ideas. Fun desk organizers featuring masculine symbols like hammer, drum set or car miniatures. He’d love to put that on his desk to remind him of, er, work and you, of course. A cool cap with your initials as a wacky way to make him put you on his head. Breakfast sandwich maker, when  he’s got no time to prepare a full meal. The side benefit of course is that he gets to make you one, too. If you want something classy but still fun, try John Hardy’s skeleton or mermaid cufflinks. Any way you give it, be sure to make the gift a surprise.
John Hardy is available at Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Defying Tradition

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 8:52:14 AM in John Hardy (28)

Sometimes the traditional gold or silver jewelry just doesn't blend well with your casual attire of polo shirt, hoodies, and blue jeans. But that doesn't mean you're skipping the bling. John Hardy is a worthy alternative. Have you seen their new arrivals of hip and cool bracelets made of colorful sailing cord, stainless steel, and leather for men and women? Or their creative link bracelets? They’re witty and innovative, not to mention crafted by one of the most admired sustainable jewelry brands today. The John Hardy spirit is inspired by its high regard for the environment. John Hardy pieces showcase the beauty of the earth. Like for instance, its Bamboo collection. One of its designs resembles thin bamboo sticks that have been shaped into bangles. Another design resembles natural black stones beaded into elegant bracelets and necklaces. It’s luxury with a social mindset.
John Hardy is available at Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Touch up your kids' fashion

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 8:08:54 AM in John Hardy (28)

Is yours a growing kid who has seemingly gotten bored with the kind of clothes you shop for him or her? Maybe your child has gone past the stage of wearing cartoon characters or superheroes for church or parties. As children grow, their choice of fashion also matures and it is important for parents to be sensitive of these changes. Double check. Maybe it’s high time to revamp your kid’s closet. Fashion knows no age. Parents should know well how to give a touch of elan for their kids’ wardrobes. But aside from clothes, accessories can also help accentuate your kids’ fashion. At the right occasions, jewelry can look cool on kids. John Hardy has a stylish line of children’s jewelry. The most sought-after pieces are their bracelets, earrings, and necklaces that are handcrafted to premier quality. 
John Hardy is available in Shreve & Co. on Portland, Oregon.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Gift of the Orient

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 7:49:52 AM in John Hardy (28)

John Hardy takes the best of two worlds as the brand successfully blends traditional Balinese jewelry–making techniques with Western designs and concepts. The distinctive modern oriental look of John Hardy creating this exemplary brand’s definite appeal. Palu in Balinese means “to hammer”. It is also an age-old Balinese jewelry-making technique of rhythmic hand-hammering that transforms gold’s surface into undulating dunes of a sun-kissed golden beach or silver into a rippling moonlit lake. This ancient technique is the inspiration for John Hardy’s appropriately-named Palu Collection. The interplay of light and shadow on the precious metal’s surface is the focal point of this breathtaking collection. Superbly handcrafted in fine silver and gold and shaped to emulate the moon’s cool beauty and the sun’s shimmering brilliance, the Palu Collection beautifully expresses John Hardy’s love for natural elegance.
Find John Hardy at authorized retailer Shreve & Co. in Portland.

Friday, November 01, 2013

John Hardy: The Bigger Story

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 10:45:21 PM in John Hardy (28)

It’s one thing to browse the beloved John Hardy collections in the high-end jewelry stores and trunk shows, and another to visit the brand’s eco-loving compound at the heart of the island Bali in Indonesia. The silver jewelry-making company is famous for its sleek contemporary designs of Asian influenced pieces ranging from necklaces, to chandelier earrings, to bracelets and armbands and stone-encrusted rings. John Hardy’s most prominent marks, however, are in the strong environmental consciousness and soulful cultural appreciation of the brand. The company’s uniquely designed compound in Bali, applied with green architecture and surrounded by the lush sceneries of nature, is a reflection of its vision and core values – being recognized as a leader in handmade designer jewelry that are inspired by the essence of the earth and driven by authenticity, transparency, accountability and diversity.
Find the john Hardy pieces that each form part of the brand’s heritage and story at authorized dealer Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Gems of the Orient

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 11:16:28 PM in John Hardy (28)

John Hardy is a maker of Asian-inspired designer jewelry based in the hearth of the island of Bali. Surrounded by a wonderful natural setting, creativity flows in abundance at the John Hardy eco-friendly workshop. Head Designer Guy Bedarida ceaselessly stirs the brand into greater heights of artistry with his modern oriental designs. Each piece is steeped with the cultural heritage and natural beauty of its island home. The Batu Dot Morocco Chandelier Earrings is a part of the brand’s Dot collection, drawing inspiration from ancient form of granulation method employed by Bali’s traditional jewelry making art. The piece shows off its elegant yet casual form with striking turquoise stones the color of clear blue skies and tranquil seas set in expertly handcrafted twisted knot and dot design. Light and casual, the piece gives a new shade of life to your day to day grind.
Check out John Hardy’s Dot and other collections at Shreve & Co. in Portland Oregon.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Extravagant Love

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 11:05:49 PM in John Hardy (28)

The Cinta, which means “love” in the Indonesian language, is a collection of John Hardy’s finest haute joaillerie pieces. The Bali-based brand is a world-renowned jewelry manufacturer distinctive in its rare Asian inspired designs and affinity to the protection and preservation of the environment. The Pura Naga Sea Gold is a Cinta necklace made of 18k gold and sterling silver with a pendant elaborately fashioned into a sinuous figure of the Naga – Bali’s mythical dragon that symbolizes love, prosperity and protection. The Naga is beautifully encrusted with a myriad of yellow sapphires, brown diamonds, red spinel, on its body’s detailed engraving especially handcrafted by John Hardy artisans. Two elegant golden South Sea Pearls take central stage in the necklace – an ode to the Indonesian tale of love and sacrifice regarding the cosmic dragon and his beloved pearl. The Pura Naga, literally “the dragon’s palace”, is an extravagant expression of love both in essence and form. 
Find John Hardy’s Cinta collection at Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon – authorized dealer for John Hardy.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Love Made it Happen

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 6:07:27 AM in John Hardy (28)

There is nothing more entrancing than love. So, among John Hardy’s sets of handcrafted designer jewelry pieces, there is nothing more exquisite than the Cinta “Love” haute joaillerie collection. The Cinta showcases the Bali-based jewelry manufacturer’s taste for unique pieces inspired by Asia’s rich culture and done using modern European techniques. Each design in the collection centers around special shells or stones that designer Guy Bedarida collected from his travels, which the John Hardy team of expert jewelry makers then embellish to their most stunning looks. The Singhasari Naga Majesty cuff is made of 18k yellow gold that features a rubellite central stone flanked by two Nagas set in pink diamonds and sapphires. In Indonesia, the Naga is the cosmic dragon that brings love, prosperity and protection. This mythical creature is the favorite symbol of love in Bali, which is the reason why Naga made its way into John Hardy’s Cinta, the collection that started out as John Hardy’s special gift to his beloved wife. 
Find Cinta at Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto – authorized dealer for John Hardy.

Saturday, June 01, 2013

The Artist and His River

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 11:19:51 AM in John Hardy (28)

The river has long been the wellspring that inspired songs, poetry, epic drama, reflections, and works of art. In the Indonesian Island of Bali, John Hardy – world-renowned manufacturer of nature inspired designer jewelry, carries on this tradition of creative musings among talented artists. Its Kali collection, named after the Balinese term for river, draws inspiration from the steady streams of water that flows through the edges of the bustling John Hardy compound. The sterling silver pieces are cleverly decorated with black sapphire stones and fashioned to resemble the smooth patterns of riverbed pebbles like the ones that are so refreshing to walk on. As this refreshing pattern continues to gain popularity among jewelry connoisseurs and nature lovers, Head Designer Guy Bedarida expands the Kali collection to include other related natural themes like Zen gardens, yacht’s chains, and water flowing over rocks.
Check out the Kali collection from John Hardy at Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto – authorized dealer for John Hardy.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Keeping the Cycle in Motion

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 12:19:52 PM in John Hardy (28)


Over the years, the bamboo has become one of the most symbolic designs of John Hardy jewelry, the jewelry designer and manufacturer based in the beautiful island of Bali in Indonesia. The iconic smooth stems and nodes of the bamboo are skillfully transferred by John Hardy local artisans into platinum, silver or gold that turn out to be best-selling pieces of contemporary jewelry. The Crossover Cuff of the Bamboo Collection is a light and ingenious design with dazzling white sapphires and expertly carved sterling silver. The crossover strands gives a solid yet natural feel to the whole piece, making it a perfect accessory for either casual or flamboyant affairs. Much more, with every purchase of the Crossover Cuff, the brand plants 8 bamboo seedlings in its Greener Everyday project.
Find out how you can get these beautiful artworks from nature, while giving back to her in return. Check out John Hardy at Shreve & co. in Post Street in San Francisco.

Friday, March 08, 2013

Pieces of Nature’s Bounty and Asian Beauty

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 4:07:56 AM in John Hardy (28)


Nature, impeccable craftsmanship tradition, and rich Asian culture - they all come together in John Hardy's jewelry making workshops in the heart of Bali, Indonesia. The enchanting island is home to the world's most environmentally caring jeweler, sprawled neatly amidst well-loved local communities and abundant supply of inspiration from Mother Nature. Operating since the 70’s, John Hardy extends its love to Bali and receives more love from the land in return. Local dwellers, many of whom are descendants of artisans in ancient royal courts, share their expertise and cultural bounty to the jewelry manufacturer, which in turn helps them become more productive in their rare jewelry making craft. All the while, company and craftsmen stand hand in hand to advocate the preservation of the environment. The brand's necklaces, earrings and bracelets made of sterling silver and 18k gold are embellished with colorful precious and semi-precious stones in ways that reflect its devotion for Asia and nature. Take a pick from John Hardy’s selection of jewelries at Schiffman’s Jeweler in Palo Alto and bring a portion of Bali home with you.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Balinese Beauty

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 8:04:33 PM in John Hardy (28)


John Hardy is renowned in the world for its contemporary, well-detailed fine jewelry. In the Bali community where the jewel maker’s headquarters sit, John Hardy is endeared to the locals for its caring support to the folks and the environment. The brand’s commitment as a green company comes from its long-standing affinity to nature and Asia’s rich culture, where it gets inspiration for most of its collections. This 18K golden Kick Cuff of the Naga Collection got its inspiration from the rich Balinese legend of the dragon. The revered mythical creature is believed to bring prosperity and is the central figure in a colorful Balinese tale of love and sacrifice. The piece is beautifully designed to resemble a dragon in motion, with skilfully crafted scale details. For more adorable pieces from the world’s green jewelry maker, visit Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon – authorized dealer for John Hardy.

Monday, January 21, 2013

A Sustainable Luxury Brand with Asian Inspiration

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 12:00:00 AM in John Hardy (28)


If you have the penchant for Asian designs and are adamant about the environment’s future, there is no brand more perfect than John Hardy. Taking inspirations from Bali in the mid 70’s, company founder John Hardy infused the island’s traditional jewelry making traditions with new design concepts. What resulted was magic and since 1996 Mumbai, Bali became the company’s production center where everything is created. And in 1999, there came a wonderful addition to the company in the person of Guy Bedarida – senior designer of haute joaillerie of the Place Vendome. He came in as Head Designer and broadened John Hardy’s design concepts with the inclusion of new nature-inspired motifs, European jewelry techniques, and ancient East Asian art. And just like Asian architecture and living, the company has exerted a behemoth effort to become carbon neutral. With the slogan “Greener Every Day”, John Hardy continues to make their processes greener. In 2006, John Hardy launched its “Sustainable Advertising” program. This aims to lessen carbon emissions from their business processes such as print advertising, travel and electrical consumption. John Hardy donates a portion of their proceeds from the sale of their Bamboo collection items to the bamboo planting activities they have been conducting under their “Wear Bamboo, Plant Bamboo” program. To look fabulous while not harming the environment, visit Shreve & Co. (authorized dealers) for John Hardy. 

Saturday, December 15, 2012

East Meets West

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 12:00:00 AM in John Hardy (28)


Once, there was a Canadian artist and designer that toured Bali in the 1970’s. And like what Bali does to most people, he was enchanted. His interest forced him to stay and to learn the silver-smithing techniques of the locals. Some of them were descendants of artisans that made jewelry in the royal courts. This experience made it possible for John Hardy, above is his story, to apply new concepts to traditional Balinese jewelry making techniques. From then on, the founder became a brand; an icon to the world – an icon of "East-meets-West". Every piece is designed and intricately crafted in the brand’s compound in Bali. To this day, this mixing of traditions continues. Diversity is the mainstay in the John Hardy line and even in the company. Just like the stunning pieces of jewelry, the John Hardy team is compromised of talents from the East and West. The international management team members come from Europe, Australia, America and Asia. The virtuosos handling the pieces come from Bali, Sumatra, Java and other Indonesian islands. Many of them are from the lineage of artisans in the royal courts of Bali dating back to the time of kings. For jewelries that are fit for the ancient royal courts, visit Shreve & Co. – authorized dealer for John Hardy. 


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