The Batu Kali Teardrop Collection
John Hardy's Purity of Style.
John Hardy announces the launch of the Batu Kali Teardrop Collection. This exclusive collection is derived from the very popular Batu Kali design: elegant, sculptural works of wearable art inspired by the water-smoothed river stones that line the sun-dappled streams around John and Cynthia Hardy's design studio in Bali. In Balinese, Batu means "stone" and Kali means "river", and like the ever-dynamic, ever-changing river itself, the Batu Kali Teardrop collection moves in unexpected new directions with the addition of pearcut gemstones, deeply faceted and delicately shaped to resemble sparkling droplets of water. John Hardy, speaking of the inspiration for this collection, says, "Water is the source of life. A drop of water on the tip of a rice plant sparkles like a diamond."
Strong and feminine, the organic shapes and diverse patterns give each piece a natural, textured look. This exquisitely detailed collection debuts in limited edition with two available gemstone colors: romantic, cool Blue Topaz and warm, candlelight colored Citrine. Look for the Batu Kali Teardrop Collection from John Hardy this fall exclusively at Tapper's.
Posted on 10/30/2006