My John Hardy Bracelet Is Perfect
Whenever I have a good day I look down on my wrist and see my little buddy bouncing around with me, every step I take there he is, every time I flip some cabby off for nearly running over my feet, he’s up in arms and catching the sunlight as I ungracefully make a fool of myself. My John Hardy bracelet is like a best friend.
I have the matching necklace as well but I am in love with the width of the bracelet. It’s the classic chain collection in the medium thickness and it’s divine. Sure I could have went with the large size but then it might be too heavy or whatever, so here I am, with a size that compliments.
I see people going on and on about their Tiffany T&co. heart charm bracelet, but you know what, everyone has one. Sorry if you own it but so does about a million other people. And I LOVE Tiffany’s so that’s saying something. Do you know how many times I’ve seen someone wearing the same bracelet as me? None! There’s just something to be said about uniqueness at that commercial jewelry level. Makes it seem more special some how.
Even if you aren’t that aware of the John Hardy brand, you just can’t beat the hand woven chain from their eco-friendly and sustainable factory in Bali where each and every piece of John Hardy is made, and is made with the environment and it’s people in mind.
Did you know there is a fish pond in the factory. Do you know why? Because if a fish can live in the smelting factory where people work all day long, then it can’t be that harmful to the environment. Brilliant. An artist with a stake in the environment.
Also… He’s Canadian! That’s awesome!
Here is an excerpt from the John Hardy site about the classic chain and it’s origins:
The stunningly complex classic chain technique is a tribute to the ancient chain weaving practiced in Bali since the 19th century when the country was still divided into eight kingdoms, each king competing for status with the beauty of his castles, queens and jewelry. The first of our jewelry makers was the grandson of a king’s jewelry maker, bringing with him the knowledge of the chain, as had been passed down to him. The sterling silver links on the classic chain are hand-woven, annealed for a smooth, supple drape and often plated with rhodium to lend a sheen to the metal. The handcrafting yields a chain that is soft and amazingly comfortable to wear. First introduced at John Hardy in the 1980s, the motif has evolved to also include the carved chain motif.