The romantic ideal of fine jewellery is one that’s not lost on us. It might be the sentiment that a diamond is forever, or that true love is rare (as are precious gems), or the infinite characteristic of a ring, bracelet or necklace. For Hardy Brothers, Australia’s most lauded fine jewellery atelier, their craft is centred around meaning and the extraordinary; all qualities that are also synonymous with the notion of love.
Founded in 1853, Hardy Brothers has long been a go-to destination for all things romantic. It was actually founder John Hardy’s ambition to produce some of the most sought after jewellery in the world; pieces that spoke to a customers vision and carried more than just a material meaning. Some 150 years on, to say the vision has been actualised would be quite the understatement. In fact, the leading jeweller continues to play a part in romantic, love-filled exchanges world over, from the highest echelons of society to quiet, unassuming lovers – all of whom are treated to the same level of quality and creative expression.
And now, with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we’re given the perfect opportunity to gift those we love with something special; something with nuance, meaning, and a certain intangible quality. Hardy Brothers are experts in all of the above and then some, so we present you with the GRAZIA guide to gifting high jewellery this Valentine’s Day. There’s invaluable diamond pieces from the brand’s exclusive vault collection, to more accessible gems in playful settings.
Because if there ever was a universal love language, fine jewellery would certainly be it.
Keep scrolling to discover the Hardy Brothers Valentine’s Day edit.
QUINTESSENTIAL COLOUR AQUAMARINE AND DIAMOND RING, $1890. shop now
For a Valentine’s Day that’s anything but blue, consider this incredibly unique piece from Hardy Brother’s Quintessential Colour collection, an assortment of everyday, accessible diamonds and stones in striking colour ways. Here, the assemblage of semi-precious gems – an aquamarine and a diamond – is playful but personable, making it a stellar gifting choice for a love that feels young at heart.
1.92CT QUINTESSENTIAL DIAMOND HOOP EARRINGS, $7999. shop now
Glamorous and artful, these delicately layered hoops are a testament to the Hardy Brothers calling card of perfection and craftsmanship. Featuring 1.92 carats worth of pure, unadulterated sparkle, these are the perfect pairing of style and substance. A gilt hoop earring never looked so good…
QUINTESSENTIAL COLOUR AQUAMARINE AND DIAMOND PENDANT, $2400. shop now
A pear cut aquamarine and brilliant cut diamond come together to create this beautiful pendant-style piece. It’s unique and features a certain quirk, so works well for those with a sense of style that’s anything but traditional. Wear it alone, or layer with chains and other precious gems in complementary shades.
12.60CT DIAMOND VAULT TENNIS BRACELET, $POA. shop now
Straight out of the Hardy Brothers Vault Collection (an assortment of precious pieces available for viewing by appointment only) comes this awe-inspiring tennis bracelet, sure to say I Love You (and then some) this Valentine’s Day. Think of it as a sartorial soul mate – a piece that will move through generations and hold sentimental meaning well beyond its monetary worth. Because sometimes, you simply can’t put a price on love…
QUINTESSENTIAL DIAMOND HUGGIES, $2599. shop now
Rich in detail, these diamond-laced huggies are the perfect mixture of modern edge and sophistication. They have a certain luminosity about them; a glamorous appeal that still feels appropriate for every day. Either way, there’s few that won’t feel their heart rate quicken when it comes to unwrapping this duo on February 14th.
1.00CT QUINTESSENTIAL DIAMOND SLIDER PENDANT, $14,999. shop now
There’s something understated about a single floating diamond. Case in point: this brilliant cut, one carat sparkler set in 18 carat yellow gold. The single jewel pendant moves fluidly along the chain, making for a piece that’s delicate but still eye catching. Wrap this one up for the monochromatic minimalist in your life.
QUINTESSENTIAL DIAMOND Hoops, $1999. SHOP NOW
These classic diamond hoops are chic beyond measure. Featuring a single series of tiny diamonds set in a white gold hoop, they’re minimalist by design, but it’s not without impact. Gift them to those with a penchant for timeless style, and an eye for all things classic.
Quintessential Diamond Ring, $1999. shop now
An almost-but-not-quite diamond ring is the perfect way to declare one’s love in those early, butterfly-inducing days. Set in a warm rose gold and featuring 0.40 carats of light-catching diamonds, this pared-back piece is sure to delight this season. And might we add, it makes for the perfect gift-to-self, as well.
QUINTESSENTIAL COLOUR EMERALD CUT AQUAMARINE NECKLACE, $1690. shop now
Let a little light in with this sky blue aquamarine necklace. The emerald cut, bezel set gem is unique in style, size and structure, making for a piece that’s both classic and a little bit cool. The Quintessential collection price point makes it a more accessible jewellery gifting option this Valentine’s Day, as well.
3.04CT DIAMOND TENNIS BRACELET, $11,980. shop now
This tennis bracelet might be lighter in carats than the aforementioned iteration, but the glimmer is somewhat the same. Fun fact: the concept of the tennis bracelet came about during the 1987 U.S. Open, when player Chris Evert famously held up a match to stop and repair the broken clasp on her own after it came loose during play. Naming aside, it’s long been associated with luxury and romance, making it a very apt (and desirable) gifting option.
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