Friday, March 08, 2013
Nature, impeccable craftsmanship tradition, and rich Asian culture - they all come together in John Hardy's jewelry making workshops in the heart of Bali, Indonesia. The enchanting island is home to the world's most environmentally caring jeweler, sprawled neatly amidst well-loved local communities and abundant supply of inspiration from Mother Nature. Operating since the 70’s, John Hardy extends its love to Bali and receives more love from the land in return. Local dwellers, many of whom are descendants of artisans in ancient royal courts, share their expertise and cultural bounty to the jewelry manufacturer, which in turn helps them become more productive in their rare jewelry making craft. All the while, company and craftsmen stand hand in hand to advocate the preservation of the environment. The brand's necklaces, earrings and bracelets made of sterling silver and 18k gold are embellished with colorful precious and semi-precious stones in ways that reflect its devotion for Asia and nature. Take a pick from John Hardy’s selection of jewelries at Schiffman’s Jeweler in Palo Alto and bring a portion of Bali home with you.