Jewelry, Precious Objects





Guy Bedarida, (a French national born in Italy in 1963) is an internationally acclaimed designer of jewelry and luxury objects, who has served most recently as Creative Director and Head Designer at John Hardy brand. His work is distinguished by a joyful use of color and an eclectic formal vocabulary that draws on the heights of European and Asian design traditions and gives his creations a timeless quality. His flair for working with precious metals and unusual stones has led to the development of some of John Hardy’s best-selling collections. One of the most successful he created is the iconic Naga dragon collection.

Bedarida, who is of French-Italian parentage, grew up between Tuscany, Rome, and Paris. He was educated at the European Institute of Design and Communication in Rome, where he majored in jewelry and fashion design. He joined the John Hardy group in the late 1990s as Head Designer and Creative Director, bringing with him years of experience with the foremost design houses of Place Vendôme in Paris. At the John Hardy design center in Bali, he brought new life to both the design and the technical elements of the brand, leading a team of highly skilled illustrators, wax-carvers, metal-smiths and stone-cutters, all of whom work by hand. He initiated a team of local illustrators in the French art of fine jewelry drawings as an important stage in the development of new designs, and developed a close collaboration with a team of wax-carvers, where the three-dimensional form of a piece is perfected. In 2007, Bedarida joined a management buyout of the John Hardy brand which eventually was sold in 2014.

Prior to John Hardy, Bedarida was the Head Designer of Van Cleef and Arpels USA where he created exclusive One-of-A-Kind jewels for movie stars, celebrities and moguls., for whom he created unique collections and one-of-a-kind pieces for celebrities with a special emphasis on the revival of certain precious materials and designs, such as the ‘invisible setting’, blue chalcedony and Clover. At the beginning of his career, Bedarida worked on Place Vendôme in Paris creating high jewelry and precious objects for some of the most famous brands and in particular for the house of Boucheron,.

Bedarida draws his inspiration from nature, the ancient arts of Europe, Asia, and his travels around the world. His designs for both women and men reflect an understanding not only of beauty but also of human beings who are at ease in the world and rejoice in life.

Guy Bedarida’s other passions are music, his friends, and collecting Asian primitive art. Currently, he lives between Asia, Europe and USA.