Silver, January–February 2018: John Hardy’s New Naga Pieces & More



CAN'T-MISS COLLECTION Way of the Dragon The mythical Balinese dragon Naga has been the inspiration for John Hardy’s collection of dragon-motif pieces—also called Naga—for eons. But the scaly beauty, as imagined by the brand, has undergone an elegant update at the hands of Hollie Bonneville Barden, the company’s first-ever female creative director. The designer was inspired to tweak the creature’s features after poring over ancient Balinese drawings of the dragon: “Balinese folklore depicts Naga as an embodiment of different natural spirits—the earth, the ocean, and the sky,” she notes. Hence, Barden’s debut line (which is priced from $295 to $23,000) renders the reptile in softer, more feminine-feeling curves, gleaming with accents of sapphire and spinel. —Emili Vesilind Sterling silver Naga kick cuff with black sapphire and black spinel, $1,795; sterling silver
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