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Inspired by Bali and its time-honored 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 their 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. Their passion for creating distinctive and meaningful jewellery is echoed by their dedication to building a sustainable future for their artisan community.

They craft our jewellery 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 details, seen in our iconic Classic Chain bracelet, which takes one artisan four days to weave by hand. Over the years, they have 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.

They are committed to nurturing both their community and artisans, with their Ubud Design Studio and Workshop serving as a central hub. They support artisans—women, men, and whole families—through our “Jobs for Life” program, which ensures the unique jewelry making tradition is passed on for generations and apprentices will one day become masters. John Hardy is dedicated to sustainable luxury business practices. They strive to use 100% reclaimed Silver and Gold in the creation of our jewellery and give back to our community, protect the environment, and build a sustainable future together.