#BuroGetaway: 4 Places to visit for exquisite Balinese jewellery
Silver and gold
Established on the island since 1975, John Hardy's creations have made a name for themselves as the pinnacle of artisanal hand-crafted jewellery in Bali. In honour of the lush landscape that inspires the brand and rich Balinese tradition, the production of every piece of jewellery is entrusted to local artisans and utilises only reclaimed gold and silver. Exemplifying responsible luxury, John Hardy's "Greener Every Day" project allows customers to help them plant bamboo by purchasing pieces from the Bamboo Collection. To date, the initiative has yielded 900,000 seedlings that half neutralise the company's carbon footprint.
Visit the John Hardy Ubud Workshop and Kapal Bambu Boutique at Jl. Raya Mambal, Br. Baturning No. 1, Mambal, Abiansemal, Mambal, Abiansemal, Kabupaten Badung, Bali
Founded by artist, Martina Urbas who has designed and produced handmade jewellery in Bali for the past 28 years, Maru is a line of jewellery that uses a rich and detailed art form to celebrate both the spirit of the maker and wearer. The makers are incredible Javanese and Balinese artisans who contribute traditional technique and craftsmanship to each creation such as exquisite gold filigree from Java, wire weaving from Sumba and Lombok, and world-renown Balinese granulation.
Find Maru Jewellery at Jl. Raya Pantai Berawa No. 15, Canggu, Bali and at numerous other stockists on the island.
Unlike the ubiquitous metalsmiths on the island, Jemme's specialty lies in opulent gemstones, as one might predict. At Jemme, a mix of both classic and contemporary pieces are made, reflecting the vibrancy and eclecticism of Bali. Led by Head Designer, the jewellery team crafts each piece by hand – imparting as much care and passion into a little memento trinket as they would a dazzling heirloom piece.
Jemme Bali is located on Jl Petitenget 28, Seminyak, Bali.
Tulola merges Indonesian heritage with fresh creative sensibilities. A luxury jewellery brand with humble beginnings, the studio has grown from operating out of the founder, Sri Luce Rusna's garage to garnering a cult following with over 40,000 and 80,000 strong following on Instagram and Facebook respectively. The vision of the brand is to evolve the artisanal gold and silver craft by preserving ancient techniques and discovering historical motifs while incorporating modern ideas into designs.
Drop by the boutique on Jl. Cendrawasih, No. 2 Petitenget Kerobokan, Kuta, Bali.