The story of John Hardy starts in 1975 when the young Canadian art student moved to the fabled Indonesian island of Bali and began to study Balinese jewelry-making techniques with a master artisan whose ancestors were goldsmiths to the island’s former royal courts. As John adapted these techniques to fresh new designs, he formed the company in 1989.
Guy Bedarida, a senior designer for Van Cleef & Arpels, joined John Hardy as Head Designer and helped develop the John Hardy workshop and design center in the central highlands of Bali near Ubud.
Iconic John Hardy must-have pieces are his magnificent cuff-style bracelets for the Dot, Naga, Palu or Macan collections.
From the beginning, the jewelry company contemplated its eco-footprint and decided to do something about it. In 2006, the Sustainable Advertising project was launched to support the concept of Sustainable Luxury: giving back to nature while using natural resources for business.
In 2007, John Hardy decided to retire and sell the company to Damien Demoncourt and Guy Bedarida. The duo continues the company’s mission of becoming greener everyday and the collaboration of Designers and Artisans. While preserving the heritage and values of the company they have managed to upgrade the brand to a new level of luxury appeal and international recognition.
JB Hudson is proud to be an authorized retailer for John Hardy. Authorized retailers do not sell John Hardy online.