The History of Hardy Brothers
It was 1853 when Mr John Hardy arrived in Australia from Nottinghamshire in England and commenced trading as Hardy Brothers from his rooms in Jamison Street, Sydney. Two years later, he opened a showroom in Hunter Street, which became the home of Hardy Brothers for the next 80 years.
Hardy Brothers was an outstanding success, and it continued to flourish when the company introduced silver plate ware and silver cutlery to Australia. In 1894, a second Hardy Brothers showroom opened at 116 Queen Street, Brisbane, followed in 1918 by the opening of a Melbourne showroom at 298 Collins Street.
For 160 years, Hardy Brothers has been building a reputation for service, quality and design by providing a unique shopping experience for anyone looking for the very best jewellery, timepieces and giftware in Australia.
Today, that reputation still stands and Hardy Brothers’ exquisite range of internationally renowned products continues to expand.
Hardy brothers are delighted to be able to offer amongst their extensive range of time pieces some of the world’s iconic Swiss brands including Omega, Brietling, Baume and Mercier, Ebel, Zenith and Tag Heuer. The finest Clocks in traditional and contemporary design are also on display including Buben & Zorweg. All of these famous brands are ranged across our boutiques and are supported by a Swiss accredited service division, equipped with state of art horological maintenance systems.
Hardy Brothers Jewellers has assembled an award winning team of designer jewellers, gemmologists and gold and silver smiths. The team sources and produces an extensive range of jewellery, from chic contemporary silver jewellery designs, to beautifully hand crafted pieces containing the world’s finest gems including unique Argyle pink diamonds.
The range includes a large selection of affordable, uniquely designed fashion jewellery. In addition, on those precious occasions in our lives such as engagements and anniversaries when intrinsic quality should not be compromised, Hardy Brothers Jewellers offers a magnificent range of outstanding diamond set jewellery and rings.
The proud heritage that began with John Hardy lives on through our team of internationally trained and awarded jewellery experts, whose bespoke, handcrafted creations have been recognised nationally and internationally for their inspired design and meticulous workmanship. So when the occasion demands something exceptional, come and talk to us. Our master jewellers will be delighted to create something extraordinary, just for you.
A tradition that has continued at Hardy Brothers since its inception is the provision of fine quality home wares and Objects d'art beautifully represented by our exquisite range of French Lalique glassware, Hungarian Herend hand painted porcelain and British Moorcroft handcrafted pottery. All of the items in these ranges are potentially heirloom pieces.
An extensive range of giftware is also available including Dunhill, Waterford and high quality sterling silver designs.
Hardy Brothers Jewellers Service and Manufacturing division also specialize in the design and manufacture of a wide range of trophies. These include the Emirates Melbourne Cup, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Queen’s cup and the V8 Supercar Championship Trophies.