John Hardy’s Naga jewelry collection is rife with gemstones, diamonds and…dragons? Guy Bedarida, the jewelry house’s head designer and creative director at John Hardy sees the mythical fire breathing creatures as lucky (after all, 2012 is the Year of the Dragon, according to Chinese Astrology)
Naga is a term used to describe a semi-divine being (half human, half serpent), said to live beneath the earth in a gem-filled garden. With John Hardy’s design base set in the Indonesian island of Bali, the creation of this collection made sense for the brand.
“The old Balinese legend of the mythical dragon, the Naga, inspired me for this collection,” says Bedarida. “I like to think that the wearers of the Naga collection will enjoy love, prosperity and luck.”