Supermodel-activist Angela Lindvall and luxury jeweler John Hardy are linking arms once again, this time on a line of Balinese-inspired jewelry for home-shopping network QVC. Launched this week, the “Angela by John Hardy” collection comprises bracelets, rings, necklaces, earrings, bangles and cuffs made entirely of recycled sterling silver. The pieces, which range from $79 to $500, also feature “Diamonique” gemstones (QVC’s term for cubic zirconia and other simulated rocks) and 14-karat gold accents.
ANGELA BY JOHN HARDY
Lindvall’s concern for the environment is ongoing. In 2001, she founded theCollage Foundation to raise environmental awareness and provide useful resources for those looking to have a positive impact. She co-hosted the Discovery Channel’s first Planet Green show, Alter Eco, and has been a longtime advocate of a more-sustainable textile industry.
Derived from recycled sterling silver, the pieces feature simulated gemstones and 14-karat gold accents.
John Hardy also has years of experience in handcrafted jewelry. In April, the label collaborated with Lindvall on a high-end range of recycled jewelry as part of its “Wear Bamboo, Plant Bamboo” program, resulting in 600,000 bamboo seedlings for the Bali government.
With a reach of over 195 million homes worldwide, QVC is an ideal platform for the new collection, with a ripple effect that’s sure to inspire sustainable design trends across the globe. “Each piece in the Angela by John Hardy Jewelry Collection is truly a work of art,” says Doug Howe, executive vice president of merchandising, planning, and sales at QVC. “With its stunning designs and impeccable attention to detail, this exciting new line is sure to become an instant favorite among shoppers.”