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John Hardy Sterling Silver Classic Chain Collection Small Black Sapphire Pendant

Ladies John Hardy sterling silver rectangle pendant mounted with black sapphire gemstones. This Classic Chain Collection pendant is suspended from an 18" sterling silver chain.

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Additional Information

SKU 3403180
Manufacturer John Hardy
Collection Classic Chain
Metal Sterling Silver
Gemstone Black Sapphire
Shape Round
Strand Length 18"

Details

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.

John Hardy first became known as a designer of silver jewelry, and although he now also designs in gold and with diamonds and other gemstones, he remains a master in the use of sterling silver.

Silver is pure, elemental, expressive of the powers of the Moon. Silver is called a noble metal because of its resistance to the corrosive influence of other chemicals; yet it is among the most malleable of metals.

John came to Bali in 1975 and studied silver-smithing techniques with Balinese craftsmen, some of them descendants of artisans who made jewelry for the royal courts of Bali. Many of the craftsmen employed by John Hardy today are part of that heritage. The culture of the John Hardy design studio is inclusive and diverse, reflecting the multi-cultural nature of Indonesian society. The craftsmen are from Bali, Java, Sumatra, and other Indonesian islands; many of the Balinese are descendants of artisans to the former royal courts of Bali. The international management team members are from Europe, America, Australia, and Asia.

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