John Hardy is a jewelry designer who was inspired in his work by a visit to Bali in the early 1970's. The trip left him with such a sense of beauty, serenity and tradition that he decided to put it to good use in making authentic beautiful handcrafted jewelry. He employed local artisans who were extraordinarily gifted in their craft. He continues this time honored tradition today utilizing the same value system upon which his company has always been based.
This lovely Legends Eagle Large dog tag necklace is made from the finest sterling silver. The strong box chain is 2.6 mm wide and sits the dog tag pendant at just the right level on the chest. The chain boasts a lobster clasp for easy removal.
The silver pendant itself measures 41 mm by 22.5 mm which is roughly an inch and 3/4 by one inch wide.
The onyx inlay on this silver dog tag pendant is beautifully carved with fine detail. The eagle's head in profile is carved flawlessly showing its eye and beak and chest of plumage. It's a definitive piece of beautiful jewelry that would make a great gift for any man. The joy of wearing such a fine piece of jewelry with a stunning onyx etching of America's national bird is sure to please any wearer for years to come.
Since the 1970's John Hardy has been designing jewelry that's both modern and classic. The Bamboo Collection, inspired by the exotic plant, showcases the unique structural rings that tall stalks of bamboo have, giving a sleek aesthetic look to the pieces.
One item in particular exudes a certain polished appeal, but it isn't anything like your grandmother's pearls. Somehow balancing both sophistication and edginess, John Hardy's Bamboo Collection Necklace with embedded blue sapphires shines as a statement piece. With tiny stones of blue sapphire embedded along the front of the silver choker, a detailed look of intricacy and craftsmanship is intelligently presented by anyone wearing the stunning necklace. Hugging the delicate shape of a woman's neck, the choker lays across the collar bone like a luxurious, metallic scarf.
Other beautiful items within the Bamboo Collection compliment the choker: a silver dome ring with blue sapphires and a silver kick cuff bracelet that features the gemstones as well. Collectively the pieces would create a cohesive look, either with an elegant blue or white gown or even a beach-ready black maxi dress, indicating a multi-purposeful accessory, a smart addition to any jewelry box.