Price: Starting at $2,000
Surrounded by the lush greenery and bamboo forests of Bali’s central highlands, John Hardy’s sprawling jewelry workshop is a sort of utopia for its 700 artisans and employees, where much of the food that is served at the communal lunch table is grown on-site and where endless windows and open-air spaces immerse you in nature, even indoors. That Balinese spirit is imbued in the brand’s jewelry, which is instantly recognizable for its unique textures, surfaces, and flexible forms that feel smooth on the skin. The company maintains its distinct sensibility through traditional skills that include hammering metal surfaces (a technique known in Balinese as palu), hand-weaving gold chains, and hand-carving animals and shapes. The recipient of this gift will have an opportunity to learn these approaches firsthand in the first Ubud edition of John Hardy’s Artisan in Residence Workshop Masterclass, where he or she will work alongside the company’s craftspeople to create his or her own piece of jewelry. The intimate experience will include an exclusive behind-the-scenes workshop tour and lunch with the design team and artists. After gaining a deeper appreciation for the possibilities of the various jewelry-making techniques, the recipient will again meet with the design team to collaborate on a unique piece. From a simple woven bracelet to solid-gold bangles, a gem-encrusted necklace to a statement ring—the possibilities are limitless.
The experience is enhanced by a 2-night stay at the nearby Como Uma Ubud hotel, surrounded by rice paddies and rich cultural sites where visitors can tour centuries-old palaces and temples and shop local markets that celebrate the country’s rich heritage of artisanship.
John Hardy, Trisna Dewi, email@example.com
- A visit to John Hardy’s Balinese workshops to learn traditional artisan techniques.
- Collaboration with the design team and craftspeople on a bespoke jewelry piece.
- Two nights at the Como Uma Ubud hotel.
Terms and conditions
Price will depend upon the gemstones and complexity of the jewelry design. Offer valid through December 2018.