With Bali as our source of endless inspiration—from its bamboo fields to its ancient
royal rituals—each John Hardy piece unfolds a new chapter in our modern legacy.
1. The Design
begins by sketching a concept, which evolves into a series of watercolor illustrations.
2. Wax Carvings
are made using the designer’s sketch as a guide. The traditional technique is
done using a hard green jeweler’s wax.
3. Master Castings
are created from the carved wax, then taken to the workshop to be cast in silver
of the master are made with a flexible material. Artisans inject it with a blue
casting wax that will form every future reproduction of that piece.
5. Wax Trees
are then set in a gypsum mold. When placed in an oven, the wax melts away and
is replaced with silver or gold.
6. Silver or Gold Trees
are the result of the casting, which replicates the wax tree in the form of
by an artisan ensures the cleaned components form a singular piece of John Hardy
is accomplished with a variety of techniques, including polishing, soldering,
or adding intricate details such as signature hinges, clasps, and hand-set gemstones.