Founded in 1989 John Hardy is known for its Asian inspired designs and traditional handmade jewelry techniques. It markets itself as a "sustainable luxury" brand.
John Harady Jewelry was founded by Canadian designer and artist, John Haardy. He visited Bali in the mid-1970s and the island's jewelry-making traditions raised his interest. He began learning the techniques of the local artisans then developed his first pieces by applying new design concepts to traditional Balinese techniques.
In 1999, Guy Bedarida, a senior designer of haute joaillerie of the Place Vendome, joined the company as Head Designer and expanded Hardy's design concepts to include the use of classical European jewelry techniques and new motifs inspired by nature and ancient East Asian art styles and themes.