jewellery piece comes in a Kerstin Laibach handmade pouch
made with bamboo / hemp, raffia and vegan sealing wax.
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Classic "Longevity" Chains ...
Not factory-made or fashion
Kerstin Laibach is a very
rare type of goldsmith who entirely handmakes her own
solid chains of exceptional quality. They are of a high-precision
generic, classic style which means they can be used timelessly
for pendants of all shapes and sizes.
With meticulous care taken to ensure durability for daily
wear and comfort, each link is rolled, cut, shaped and
soldered by hand - including its closing mechanism.
As with all Laibach jewellery,
chains are only ever made with recycled precious metals
and never new-mined.
is the difference between recycled gold and new-mined
chains are original and made to last.
Besides the ethical approach of Laibach pieces, the extra
you pay for a genuine handmade chain against a factory-made
counterpart should prove fully justifiable over years of
hopefully trouble-free wear***.
Lengths, Link sizes and Chain styles
person's neck chain length is between 41cm and 45cm and these are the typical lengths presented by commercial chain suppliers. But everybody is different - depending on many other physical facets and individual style.
Besides length, Kerstin can also offer different chain wire thickness that will personally suit you. This is possible only because Kerstin forges the chain
wire herself as well as hand making the actual chains and the closing mechanisms.**
PLATINUM and PALLADIUM
AND CHAINS WORN BY CHILDREN
If you are ordering a chain for a child please make sure
you state this in your ordering message.
Children's chains (and bracelets), to be worn on ceremonial
occasions, are specially made with safety features. However,
before putting any jewellery on a child please
read our important child safety information.
** For a chain
to be genuinely handmade it must be 100% forged by the goldsmith
- link by link - including its closing mechanism. Many jewellers
claim "handmade" when they are actually using
factory chains, embellished with pre-made ornamentation
and then "hand-finished".
Kerstin Laibach's jewellery is forged for a lifetime of wear .. not just a fashion
Kerstin Laibach makes all components for her pieces by hand,
including chains and closing mechanisms. However, many jewellery
makers use "findings" when making their pieces.
Findings are factory-made chains, clasps and earring clips
and even ring "blanks", (often originating from
the Far East - also contributing to high carbon footprints
through product miles). The quality of commercially produced
findings can be substandard and prone to break in a very
short time. Findings can often be made from environmentally
damaging newly-mined precious metals and, with no dependable
traceability process, the best solution for the environmentally
aware is to only buy from ethical jewellery makers who craft
100% of their pieces ... and only use recycled precious
For more on Laibach's use of precious metals and their qualities,
plus pricing information see
*** HANDMADE WITH CONFIDENCE
- CHAIN FAILURE GOOD WILL SERVICE
If a Laibach made chain link solder should fail during the first
five years, Laibach will repair it free of charge. Please see
the section on our Terms
and Conditions page relating
to chain failure goodwill service.
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