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RESPECT TO THE PLANET
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Repair and Restore - Extending a Respect for what our Planet has Provided in the Past
The Laibach principle
excels on creating beautiful pieces sometimes derived from recycled
jewellery and its associated materials. But before you assume
that recycled creations can't be pristine or perfect, the methods
used have to be understood for their pure and positive attributes.
For centuries, gold, silver and gems of all kinds have been extracted
from the earth - nearly always to the detriment of the environment.
However, earth's natural resources of this kind can never be considered
as being "new" just because it was mined last week and made into
a piece of jewellery. A precious stone has taken millions of years
to form and even once extracted it is still a timeless asset.
"New" means only the form in which it has been crafted it into.
Therefore, creating new forms by re-forming old pieces is a naturally
cohesive way to extend a respect for the precious elements that
combine and re-combine throughout time to make beautiful jewellery.
There are enough already-mined precious stones and metals circulating
the planet which could be reformed into new jewellery indefinitely.
Therefore, with so many millions of old, forgotten or simply undesired
items crammed into dressing table draws, the most environmentally
friendly "mine" which Kerstin Laibach extracts from may be your
old jewellery box!
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