John Hardy: Bali Guy

John Hardy's love of craftsmanship and jewelry has brought the idea of sustainable luxury to a whole new placeǥone of the world's most exotic locales

AT THE JOHN HARDY jewelry factory in Bali, it is daily practice for the executive staff to gather under the shade of a massive banyan tree for lunch. Someone will usually start the meal with a brief greeting or speech. On a recent Tuesday, more than 40 designers, executives, managers and guests paused, forkfuls of organic food halfway to their mouths, as company founder John Hardy stood up to read from a stack of old report cards that his mother had just sent from Canada. “Listless, inattentive, distracted,” he recited. “A daydreamer. Tries his best, but is too slow.” Hardy flipped...

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