John Hardy is pleased to introduce Lahar, a new collection from Creative Director Hollie Bonneville Barden. Charged with the soul and vitality of Bali, Lahar evokes the raw power of the island’s volcanoes in both name––meaning “lava” in Balinese––and design, uniting flowing formations of metals with wild diamonds.
An homage to the raw dynamic between nature and art, Lahar features a wealth of wild diamonds. Wild diamonds are diamonds in their purest form, cut in an array of unique shapes to amplify each diamond’s unique inclusions. Their elemental beauty is further emphasized in John Hardy’s signature lava setting. Emulating the organic movement of lava, flowing waves of diamonds sweep across cuff bracelets, bold rings, necklaces, and statement earrings in assortment of sterling silver and 18K gold.
“Bali is a collision of beauty and strength as the black sands meet the ocean and lava flows into the water. The destructive yet forging beauty of nature and the drama of creation continues to fascinate me. Molten lava is the source of our materials, and our seed of inspiration,” says Creative Director Hollie Bonneville Barden.
For the second release of the Fall 2019 campaign, Penelope Cruz and Adwoa Aboah each express their own bold originality in Lahar. Cruz presents dramatic designs that unite gold and wild diamonds to ignite emotion, whereas Aboah showcases a bold sculptural cuff and earrings that embody the raw power and duality of the island’s elemental forces.
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Inspired by Bali and its time-honored jewelry-making traditions, Canadian artist John Hardy established an artisan collective in 1975, dedicated to creating one-of-a-kind jewelry and preserving the rich heritage of Bali. For over 40 years, our artisans have committed to making handcrafted jewelry with techniques passed down for generations, using vetted suppliers to ensure both diamonds and gemstones conform to our high ethical standards, as well as reclaimed silver and gold. Our passion for creating distinctive and meaningful jewelry is echoed by our dedication to building a sustainable future for our artisans and clients worldwide.
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