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dotOnly recycled precious metals and not directly mined and therefore no further displacement of fragile eco-systems.
dotLocally-gathered surface stones.
Cruelty-free and suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
dot15% of profits donated to wildlife protection and re-naturing - also land-care education in developing countries.
A genuine approach to chemical-hazard-free crafting.
No plating. No casting. Nothing designed or made with computer software.
Carbon-inverted targets (Dedicated to putting more back into nature than taking from it).
Every detail handmade by Laibach.
No greenwash answers to customer questions.
No newly-mined gems ... ever.
dotAtelier Laibach is the first jewellery maker worldwide to use
The  About The NOVA Key Ethical Label Key ethical label.

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Atelier Laibach jewellery pouch
Your jewellery piece comes in a Kerstin Laibach handmade pouch made with bamboo / hemp, raffia and vegan sealing wax.


Handmade chains - Copyright Kerstin Laibach

Laibach Chains ...

Never factory-made - uniquely hand-crafted for longevity.**

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.

What is the difference between recycled gold and new-mined gold?


Handmade and Unique

Laibach 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***.

Chain Lengths, Link sizes and Chain styles

An average 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.

The NOVA Key Ethical Labelling System

Handmade Silver Chain - Copyright Kerstin Laibach

Handmade chain - Copyright Kerstin Laibach

Pendant Chain with Decorative Hook

In a choice of recycled precious metals with flower or similar detail on closing hook.


Contact Kerstin Laibach for pricing and to arrange a consultation.

Laibach Pendant Chain with Plain S Hook

Pendant Chain with Plain "S" Hook

In a choice of recycled precious metals.

Contact Kerstin Laibach for pricing and to arrange a consultation.

Forget-Me-Not Chain with flower closing hook by Kerstin Laibach

FlowerPower Pendant Chain with Forget-Me-Not Flower Hook

In a choice of recycled precious metals. Flower center is gilded in 24ct gold. Also included is a plain "S" closing hook so you can remove the flower and use the chain generically with any pendant.

For full details of this versatile chain please see here


Contact Kerstin Laibach for pricing and to arrange a consultation.

Handmade Gold Chain - Copyright Kerstin Laibach

Handmade chain links - Copyright Kerstin Laibach

Handmade chain links and closing hook - Copyright Kerstin Laibach

An exact cost for your chain is calculated and provided during ordering correspondence.


Contact Kerstin Laibach for pricing and to arrange a consultation.

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 season.

FURTHER INFORMATION: 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 metals.
For more on Laibach's use of precious metals and their qualities, plus pricing information
see here.

Handmade chains - Copyright Kerstin Laibach

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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