Canadian artist John Hardy seems like the unlikely creator of Bali inspired jewelry, but for over 40 years he and his artisans have created jewelry by hand using time-honored traditions. Hardy’s suppliers of diamonds and gemstones go through a rigorous vetting process to ensure they adhere to the company’s high ethical guidelines. This, combined with an undeniable passion for creating distinctive and memorable jewelry, is the very essence of each piece. There are 8 unique steps to creating each and every John Hardy original:
Step One: Design
Every piece begins by hand-sketching a concept, which evolves into a series of watercolor illustrations.
Step Two: Wax Carvings
Using the designer’s sketch as a guide, the next step is to carve the design into a hard green jeweler’s wax.