Inspired by Bali and its time-honored jewelry-making traditions, Canadian artist John Hardy established an artisan collective in 1975 dedicated to creating one-of-a-kind jewelry and preserving the rich heritage of Bali. For over 40 years John Hardy’s artisans have committed to making handcrafted jewelry with techniques passed down for generations, using vetted suppliers to ensure both diamonds and gemstones conform to their high ethical standards, as well as reclaimed silver and gold. John Hardy’s passion for creating distinctive and meaningful jewelry is echoed by their dedication to building a sustainable future for their artisan community.
John Hardy crafts their jewelry by hand, one piece at a time, through a unique 8-step process starting with a hand-sketched and watercolor design, followed by a wax carving and master casting of the piece, and ending with the hand-setting of each gemstone. John Hardy is known for bold designs and meticulous attention to details, seen in their iconic Classic Chain bracelet, which takes one artisan four days to weave by hand. Over the years, John Hardy has stayed true to the authentic jewelry-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.
John Hardy is committed to nurturing both their community and artisans, with their Ubud Design Studio and Workshop serving as a central hub. They strive to use 100% reclaimed Silver and Gold in the creation of our jewelry. Their Diamonds are sourced strictly following the United Nations resolution and the Kimberley Process. Their Gemstones and other Natural Materials are sourced following John Hardy’s Ethical Sourcing Code of Conduct. John Hardy is committed to their work preserving the natural landscape of Bali.