John Hardy https://international.johnhardy.com/ Inspired by Bali and its time-honoured jewellery-making traditions, Canadian artist John Hardy established an artisan collective in 1975 dedicated to creating one-of-a-kind jewellery and preserving the rich heritage of Bali. For over 40 years our artisans have committed to making handcrafted jewellery with techniques passed down for generations, using vetted suppliers to ensure both diamonds and gemstones conform to our high ethical standards, as well as reclaimed silver and gold. Our passion for creating distinctive and meaningful jewellery is echoed by our dedication to building a sustainable future for our artisan community.
We craft our jewellery by hand, one piece at a time, through a unique 8-step process starting with a hand-sketched and watercolour design, followed by a wax carving and master casting of the piece, and ending with the hand-setting of each gemstone. We are known for bold designs and meticulous attention to details, seen in our iconic Classic Chain bracelet, which takes one artisan four days to weave by hand. Over the years, we’ve stayed true to the authentic jewellery-making techniques of the Balinese royal courts— chain-weaving, hand-hammering precious metals, carving intricate back-grille scenes inspired by nature, and the textured jawan motif, traditionally found in the decoration of sacred objects. Each one-of-a-kind piece is imbued with meaning through powerful design and dramatic details.