John Hardy Jewelry Showroom Tour
Come to the John Hardy factory to see ancient Balinese jewelry come to life for a modern audience. The designs are based on the ancient designs and techniques of jewelers who worked for the royal Balinese courts. You’ll see the artisans at work in an open-air workshop and observe a collection of vintage as well as current designs.
- Duration: 2 hrs
- Available Days: Every day
- Schedule: 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM
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- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English
John Hardy, who also co-founded the Balinese Green School, founded this workshop in 1975, with the aim to bring sustainable, Balinese design to a wider market. The factory has proved a boon for the local economy, and the factory has around 700 employees. It’s also designed to be good for the environment, and the building is made from low-impact materials like bamboo, adobe, and thatch. It covers 400 acres of rice paddies, and on a walk around the property you’ll see farms dotting the tropical landscape.
You’ll also stop at the designer’s building, where you’ll get a chance to see master craftsmen at work. There is a complex, eight-stop process that has been passed down from generation to generation. It begins with a simple sketch of the design, and ends with a quality control stop before the piece gets shipped to the market. Once you’ve scene the complete process, it’s time to hit the boutique and see if any of the pieces speak to you. All together, the tour lasts about two to three hours.
What to Bring
Bring comfortable walking shoes and money for souvenirs.
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