Inspired by Bali and its time-honored jewellery-making traditions, Canadian artist John Hardy established an artisan collective in Bali in 1975, dedicated to creating one-of-a-kind jewellery and preserving the rich heritage of the area.
For over 40 years, their artisans have committed to making handcrafted jewellery with techniques passed down for generations, using ethically sourced gemstones and reclaimed silver and gold. Their passion for creating distinctive and meaningful jewellery is echoed by their dedication to building a sustainable future for the artisan community. For each purchase from the Bamboo Collection, they plant a select number of bamboo seedlings. Over 1 million bamboo seedlings have been planted to date as part of their “Wear Bamboo, Plant Bamboo” initiative.
WHAT THEY CRAFT:
John Hardy jewellery is crafted 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. They are known for bold designs and meticulous attention to detail. Over the years, they’ve 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.