May 2, 2019
Welcome in the new season with new styles for Spring
and shop the one-of-a-kind Cinta Collection.
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 artisans have been committed to making handcrafted jewelry 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.
Over the years, John Hardy has stayed true to the authentic jewelry-making techniques of the Balinese royal courtsâ€” 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 piece of John Hardy jewelry 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.
John Hardy is dedicated to sustainable luxury business practices. We strive to use 100% reclaimed Silver and Gold in the creation of our jewelry. The Diamonds used are sourced strictly following the United Nations resolution and the Kimberley Process and Gemstones and other Natural Materials used are sourced following John Hardyâ€™s own lauded Ethical Sourcing Code of Conduct. Well known for supporting Balinese artisansâ€”women, men, and whole familiesâ€”through their â€œJobs For Lifeâ€ program, the company ensures the unique jewelry making tradition is passed on for generations and apprentices will one day become masters. John Hardy is also committed preserving the natural landscape of Bali. For every purchase from the Bamboo Collection, the company plants a number of seedlings in Indonesia to offset their carbon footprint. In addition, they provide the local communities with training on the benefits of growing bamboo and correct bamboo forestry.