Characteristics of John Hardy JewelryThe John Hardy story begins in 1975 with a Canadian artist. 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 staggering. However, they are still committed to sustainable business practices that minimize the impact of their business upon the fragile and unique environment that gave rise to it. The use of reclaimed gold and silver is just part of this effort, as is the application of fair labor practices and ethical harvesting of the many fine gemstones used in this stunning line.
Popular John Hardy Collections at Albert’s Diamond JewelersWe at Albert's jewelers were impressed by the detail and subtle charm that John Hardy’s pieces exude. The pieces from the Bamboo collection are modeled after the pleasing visual appearance of bamboo. Many people like this look because it is visually pleasing without being gaudy or flashy. If you are looking for a more subtle piece that offers a mix of luxury and minimalism, this collection is for you. For every purchase made from this collection, John Hardy will also use some of the proceeds to plant bamboo seedlings. Since the start of their "Wear Bamboo, Plant Bamboo" initiative, the John Hardy team has planted over a million new bamboo seedlings.
One of the most unique collections offered by John Hardy is the Legends collection. These pieces are designed after some specific creatures from Balinese myth: the cobra, the eagle, and the mythical creature known as the Naga. Similar to a dragon, the Naga is a type of serpent deity that is common to the myths of Buddhism, Hindusim, and Jainism. However, perhaps the most distinctive pieces from John Hardy are the chain collections. Offering both the Classic Chain and Modern Chain variations, these collections is where we can see the true complexity and beauty of the Balinese tradition shining to its fullest.
Why Shop at Albert’s Diamond Jewelers?Albert's Jewelry stores are located in Schererville and Merrillville, Indiana. Located in the northwest Indiana area, we are also easily accessible for customers in Chicago, Munster, Highland, Gary, Lansing, Willowbrook, and Griffith. Our showrooms -- which provide our customers with the very best in bridal and fashion jewelry, Swiss-made timepieces, and loose diamonds -- is a treasured destination for jewelry aficionados from the surrounding communities. Today, we are proud to call ourselves one of the largest and most successful family-owned jewelry retail businesses in the country. We hope that you will get a chance to visit us and explore our vast collection of jewelry items in person.
For more information, or just to see what we have, call 219-322-2700 or visit Albertsjewelers.com today.