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Eye On Design: Fine Handmade Jewelry From John Hardy

John Hardy Counter Display
All Photos By Gail

Summer is in full swing here in the city, and warm weather fashions mean you are showing off more skin. Maybe you are thinking that it’s the perfect time to enhance your summer looks with a few pieces of fine jewelry that you can continue to wear all year long. I know just the plce you should go: the John Hardy boutique on Prince Street in SoHo. Their jewelry is gorgeous and their sale staff is friendly an knowledgeable. Best of all, each piece of jewelry is handmade, so the quality is unmatched.

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Established on the island of Bali in Indonesia in 1975, John Hardy is dedicated to the creation of ultimate beauty through artisan hand-crafted jewelry. Their master artisans honor original craft through the perfection of modern design, creating timeless one-of-a-kind pieces that are brilliantly alive.

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Founder John Hardy, an artist and visionary, first visited Bali in the 1970s and was enchanted by the island’s sublime beauty. There, he founded an authentic collective with local artisans and, since inception, the company has remained passionately committed to community, artisanship and sustainability.

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Each of John Hardy’s distinctive collections convey evocative symbolism and honor the transmission of creative energy from the artisan to the wearer. More than jewelry — an eternal connection to the source of inspiration. For the seekers, the explorers, the storytellers. Let’s take look at what a selection of the designs you’ll find at their store in SoHo.

Bamboo Pendants
Bamboo Collection Pendants in Gold with Diamonds

Precious and Tranquil, each piece in the Bamboo Collection reveals elegance and adaptability, and gives back through John Hardy’s “Wear Bamboo, Plant Bamboo” initiative, which ensures the planting of bamboo seedlings in Bali with each sustainable, luxury jewelry purchase, celebrating respect of the earth.

Bamboo Earrings and Matching Pendants
Bamboo Earrings and Rings With Faceted Gemstone

Bamboo Chandelier Earrings
Top: Bamboo Chandelier Earrings with Polished Gemstones

Dot Chandelier Earring in Hammered Metal
Dot Chandelier Earrings in Hammered Gold

With no beginning and no end, the textured and symmetrical spheres of the Dot Collection epitomize boundless love and infinite possibility. For these earrings, the ancient technique of hand-hammering metal produces lustrous, textured surfaces with a hint of the exotic

Three Dot Rings
Top: Dot Overlap Ring, Center: Dot Ring, Bottom: Dot Saddle Ring

Silver Cuffs from the Dot Collection

Assorted Silver Cuffs from the Dot Collection

Assorted Dot Cuffs

Dot Collection
Dot Cuff in Silver with Enamel, Dot Drop and Chandelier Earrings with Gemstones

Each tiny circle is applied by hand by dedicated artisans.

Legends Cobra necklace and Bracelet
Legends Cobra Necklace and Bracelet

The Cobra shedding its skin is a powerful manifestation of the creative life force of reincarnation. Wear items in the Legends Cobra collection to invoke transformation, renewal and vitality.

Legends Cobra Drop Necklace
Legends Cobra Drop Necklaces with Gemstones

Legends Cobra Earrings and Rings
Legends Cobra Drop Earrings and Rings

Legend Cobra Opal Ring
Legends Cobra Opal Ring (Detail)

Green Eyed Snake Cuff
Cuff with Faceted Gemstones

Legends Macan Pendent Necklace
Legends Macan Pendent Necklace

The spirit of the Macan, or Tiger, is known for its ferocity and perseverance. Wear Legends Macan designs to be imbued with courage, strength and passion.

Handmade Metal Clutch
One-of-a-kind, Hand-hammered Silver Metal Clutch, Displayed with with Legends Macan Doorknocker Earrings

Legends Macan Handbag Detail

This unique clutch converts to a cross-body bag with an attachable chain strap, which is included.

Legends Macan Cuffs
Assorted Legends Macan Cuffs

Legends Macan Rings
Legends Macan Post Earrings (Top) and Rings

Classic Chain Bracelets for Men in Silver and Rubber
Classic Chain Bracelets for Men in Silver and Rubber

John Hardy also makes variety of jewellery styles just for men.

Mens Bracelets
Assorted Mens Bracelets

Braided Chain Cufflink and Cuff in Blackened Bronze
Braided Chain Cuff-links and Cuff in Blackened Bronze

Mens Classic Dog Tag Necklaces in Assorted Finishes
Mens Classic Dog Tag Necklaces in Assorted Finishes

Legends Tassle Collection Display

There is really so much to see at the John Hardy Boutique, only a small fraction of which is shown in this post.  It is almost like visiting jewelry museum.

Legends Tassle Pendent
Legends Macan Tassle Pendent with Amber Beads

Each friendly and informed associate can answer any question you have and is there to ensure that you choose a piece of jewelry that speaks to you. Why not plan to visit John Hardy today?

John Hardy Boutique is Located at 118 Price Street in SoHo, NYC. For other locations and more information on the Collections, please visit This Link!

Elemental Energy Book

Necklace Display

Dot Display with Gemstones

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Nespresso Boutique Storefront and Window Display, Soho

Nespresso Storefront
Photo By Gail

The Nespresso boutique, located on southeast the corner of Prince and Mercer in Soho, really went the extra mile on their Mothers’ Day, decorating, adorning facade of the building in oversize, Pink Blossoms. Happy Mother’s Day!

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Green Lighted Tree Display, Patricia Field on Bowery

Green Lighted Tree Display
Photo By Gail

It’s always fun to pop into the Patricia Field boutique, even if it’s just to check out the many colorful displays and artwork in this bi-level space that includes a downstairs hair salon. I just had to capture an image of this “Tree” made up of strings of green lights draped over a tree-like frame. Innovative!

Patricia Field is located at 306 Bowery, between Bleecker and Houston, NYC.

Iosselliani Debuts 2013 Holiday Jewelry Collection at NYC Flagship Boutique

Iosselliani Designers Logo
All Jewelry and Store Display Photos By Gail

Italian jewelry brand Iosselliani celebrated the launch of its Holiday 2013 Capsule Collection, which is exclusive to its New York Flagship Boutique, with a fun and festive reception and showcase this past Friday evening. Designers Paolo Giacomelli and Roberta Paolucci, the power duo behind the brand, were on hand at the event to mingle and answer questions about their uniquely gorgeous designs.

But First, let’s talk about the 800 Pound Gorilla in the room.

Giant White Gorilla Display

This ceiling-high Giant White Gorilla (Associates in the store told us it was an art piece purchased in Chicago) sits at the rear of the  sleek, intimate showroom and adds a cool, fun vibe to the store. It has nothing to do with the jewelry, but we could not resist photographing it for this story. Because, Giant White Gorilla.

Deco Collar Necklace

Giacomelli and Paolucci founded Iosselliani as a way to express their creative vision while grounding it in the aesthetic of traditional Italian jewelry. In 2005 Iosselliani opened their first flagship store R-01-IOS, which is located in Rome and the second shop, T-02-IOS, opened up in the Harajuku district in Tokyo on October 24th, 2008. The NYC Boutique, located on West 29th Street adjacent to the Fashion Accessory Wholesale District, is the first Flagship store in the US.

Diamond Spike Collar Necklace

We really loved this collection’s bold emphasis on Deco-inspired Designs.

Red White and Blue Jewel Necklace and Earrings

Also, do you love Skulls? We sure do. There are several gorgeous Cameo Skull pieces in the collection, as seen below.

Skull Necklace
Cameo Skull and Crystal Necklace

Skull Cameo Earrings
Cameo Skull Crystal Earrings

Skull Cameo Cuff
Cameo Skull and Crystal Cuff Bracelet

Jewel Tone Skull Earrings

The series of Skull post earrings above feature gold skulls paired with various colored crystal baguettes. So gorgeous.

Iosselliani‘s seasonal but enduring fashion accessories are carefully handcrafted by professional manufacturers, blending various materials with a sparkle of Swarovski crystals and semi precious stones. The signature pieces of reworked parts of vintage jewelry turn out to bold necklaces and bracelets along with sets of stack rings.

Chain and Jewels Link Cuff

An Associates was kind enough to model a few signature designs for our camera, such as this multi-strand chain and crystal bracelet.

Multi Ring Set

These stack rings, which are sold as a set, are another iconic Iosselliani design.

Green Bridal Collar Necklace
Green Bridal Collar Necklace

Front Window Bauble Display
Christmas Bauble Window Display

Jewel Chain Collar on Glitter Display

Prices on the Iosselliani 2013 Holiday Jewelry Collection start at under $200 and go up to $1,000 plus, so there’s something for every budget. All of the store employees are super nice and can help you choose the perfect holiday gift for your jewelry loving friends and family.

Multi Strand Necklace

IOSSELLIANI NY-04-IOS is located at 4 West 29th Street (Between Broadway and 5th Avenues) New York, NY 10001, Store Hours are Monday – Saturday 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Sunday 12:00 Noon – 6:00 PM. Visit them online at This Link.

Steven Tyler Does Impromptu Performance at Launch of Riff Pop Up Clothing Store


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At the end of a very exciting week that included indulgent gourmet foodie events and a Rolling Stone Magazine-sponsored concert featuring cool bands like The Sheep Dogs and Cake, we rounded out the week in fitting scenester style at a party for designer Andy Hilfiger’s Andrew Charles line of ready-to wear-Rock ‘n Roll clothing, now on display/for sale at pop-up store Riff, located at 313 Bowery in the space formerly occupied by the Morrison Hotel Gallery. The designs in this moderately priced collection – which includes T-Shirts, blouses and tops, jeans, jackets and dresses – are inspired by the very fun style of legendary Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler and his daughter, model Chelsea Tyler.

Entering the store, it was time to wax full-on nostalgic for the ’70s, as the ground-floor showroom was decorated in an old school glam rock fashion that we can only assume must have been influenced by next-door neighbor John Varvatos’ upscale rock clothing boutique (which makes its home in the space vacated by CBGB). Framing the racks of sequin-embellished tops and leopard print mini-dresses, the walls of the store were adorned with one-of-a-kind rock paraphernalia (especially loved a framed collection of Ramones’ Gold Cassette Awards, plaques, photos and CDs that most likely belonged to Marky Ramone) and a sizable number of large canvas portraits of Rockers that are part of The Smoking Series by artist Michael H. Most of these assemblage paintings are new additions to the series since we visited the exhibit this past summer. Great work, Michael!

This was definitely a see-and-be-seen event. It was fun to catch up with pals like Ken Scrudato, Scarlet Rowe, Dennis Dunaway and Vera Ramone King, but there were also lots of stars old and new in the crowd. Or course, once Steven Tyler arrived, the swarm of photographers was enough to get (literally) swept away in! Downstairs, the former CBGB’s Lounge was packed wall to wall with partiers while Andy Hilfiger’s band, Hired Killers, Inc. rocked and knocked everyone on their asses with their awesome tunes! The biggest surprise of the night came when Steven Tyler joined Hired Killers on stage for spot-on renditions of “Mama Kin” and the blues standard Aerosmith made their own on their self-titled debut, “Train Kept a Rollin.” Insane! The place was so dense with bodies that it wasn’t until we got home and checked our FaceBook news feed that we realized we’d missed seeing a ton of friends in the crowd, but it sounded like everyone had fun!

Steven Tyler with Andy Hilfiger (Photo by Anne Raso)

The RIFF pop-up store officially opens for business today, Saturday October 15, 2011 at 313 Bowery (at Bleecker), NYC, New York and closes its doors after the Holiday season ends three months from now. Drop on by while you can and get some of your gift shopping done in Glam Rock Style!