In 1975, Canadian art student John Hardy moved to Bali, drawn to the vigor and vitality of the pure, simple life on the culturally rich island. He learned local traditional jewelry-making techniques from a master artisan whose ancestors were goldsmiths among the island’s former royal courts. Every piece of powerful dramatic and inspiring John Hardy jewelry tells a story – inside and out -- starting with the designers and artisans. The unique design sensibility flows directly from the curves of nature, and the forms of flora and fauna. It can take between three and 10 months to complete a piece, as everything is done by hand; by people and never machines. The skills of the artisans have been handed down from generation to generation; they are passionate about their work, their environment, history, tradition and culture.