First introduced in Fall 2010, the Bedeg collection celebrates the simple, yet exquisite Indonesian artisanship found in woven bamboo with a modern design interpretation captured in traditional techniques. Dedicated to preserving and challenging the techniques of Bali jewelry-making, Bedarida and his team of artisans developed a manner to weave lengths of gold and precious metals to emulate the patterns found all over the island in baskets, mats and walls. The ripples wrapping rings and cuffs mirror not only these traditional Balinese practices but also the art deco style of Rattan furniture.
John Hardy's first partners, the ancestors of the goldsmiths to the royal courts of Bali, were the basis of today's partnership between designers and artisans. Together, they meld time-honored jewelry-making techniques with fresh design to create John Hardy pieces. Head Designer and Creative Director Guy Bedarida joined John Hardy in the late 1990s, bringing with him a vast knowledge of haute joaillerie following extensive training and experience throughout Europe and the United States. CEO Damien Dernoncourt joined the team in 2003 after falling in love with John Hardy's dual passions for handmade jewelry and for making a difference in people's lives. Motivated by a passion for beautiful things and people, John Hardy makes handmade jewelry and focuses on doing good for the world around us.