Inside the John Hardy jewellery workshop near Ubud
There’s a delicacy to the rituals that play out in Balinese villages. As the first light of day starts to dance between the temples and compounds, intricate canang sari offerings are placed with care; a wave of incense, small droplets of water flicked from the jepun flower, and a small prayer breezing from the lips of the women who deliver them.
Slowly, methodically, they savour the beauty of the process. And it’s a process worth savouring, intended to maintain balance and peace on Earth.
In the workshop complex of John Hardy jewellery, just outside Ubud, this level of delicate concentration goes beyond daily offerings – funnelled into handcrafting up to 110,000 pieces of jewellery each year.