If you have ever had the pleasure of experiencing the mountains and volcanic hillsides of Bali, then you would understand why John Hardy felt so inspired during his time spent there studying their jewelry-making traditions. In 1975 Canadian artist John Hardy began crafting artisan jewelry in order to preserve the rich heritage of Bali. After studying techniques that have been practiced for the past 40 years, John Hardy decided to start creating his own one-of-a-kind jewelry. Each handcrafted piece goes through an 8-step process that begins with a hand-sketched and watercolor design. Once the design has been perfected, we then make a wax carving and master casting of the piece. The process ends with the hand setting of each gemstone. These pieces are the epitome of elegance and bold design, and they would be a great addition to anyone’s collection.
Decadent and Dazzling
Whether you are looking for a decadent bracelet or a pair of earrings, we are certain that you will be able to find something that is perfect for your loved one. Attention to detail is our motto, and we do our best to stay true to our roots in the authentic Balinese jewelry making techniques. You can easily see that by the way that we craft our iconic Classic Chain bracelet. This process begins with weaving the chains around one another and then hand-hammering the precious metals into place. After that, intricate back grille features inspired by the picturesque Balinese backdrops are carved into the bracelet. Each and every one of our pieces is a piece of art, and we do our best to ensure that all of our designs are powerful and utilize dramatic details.
Lee Michaels takes an extreme amount of pride in the selection of our featured artists, and our John Hardy Collection is no exception. We enjoy supporting artists who put so much of themselves into their creations, and that was one of the main reasons we decided to make John Hardy one of our featured collections. Wearing any pieces of the John Hardy Collection will either have you dreaming of that one vacation you took to Bali or planning your next vacation to go there. Feel free to stop by any of our Lee Michaels locations to pick out one of the pieces in our John Hardy collection that best suits your loved one. We look forward to telling you all about the pieces we currently have in stock!