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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.


True Slow Jewellery and a Holistic / Anthroposophic Approach

In direct contrast to global exploitation caused by consumer, economic and "designer brand" overload, the "Slow" movement is an inspired term to help us reconnect with a natural pace of life. In turn, it leads to the rediscovery of true intrinsic values and in this case awareness of what defines purely handcrafted fine jewellery.
Wherever genuine, trend-proof handcraft may still exist, "slow" can reveal the expert skills of raw human tactility. By this we mean the ability to hand-make fine objects with absolute intricacy and equitably without the push-button short-cuts of clinical computer aids, ready-made / factory machined parts and casting.
A "slow" passage towards unique creative desirability ultimately reveals the gift of a true artisan who can hand-forge a beautiful thing that instinctively appears right to the eye and feels perfect to the touch.
Those with true acumen and finesse will recognise these qualities in a genuinely hand-engineered piece of fine jewellery; the skill to create masterworks entirely by hand without the aid of computer design, factory-made parts or multiple casting.
Naturally, perfection of such high caliber takes "valuable" time to create.
"Slow" can also help to evaluate the lifestyle and working mode of the more ecologically aware - and all aspects of this ethos harmonise exactly with Kerstin Laibach's principles, demonstrating how tactile, environmentally-tuned care can produce a mode of fine jewellery art that lasts lifetimes instead of just seasons.
Slow jewellery, as expressed by the Laibach principle and uniquely fused with an exacting environmental ethos, strictly means intricately crafted pieces made in a time-honoured manner. It may take longer to create such works but the results are without doubt special and personal, which age beautifully for long-term wearability and appreciation.
Kerstin Laibach's principles are guided by the directives of nature; treating it responsibly without destroying it. This in turn dictates the mode of the Laibach business; genuine environmental care through continual ecological research in a pastoral and non-invasive vein.
As Kerstin's principles explain, she does not cast, plate or use any factory made parts when hand-making her pieces ... and does not use computer software to design or make it either. Only recycled precious metals and stones are used and never new-mined. No animal derivatives are used in any aspect of the making of a Laibach piece and all jewellery and crafting processes are ecologically earth-friendly.


From the first thoughts to the physical end result, all Laibach jewellery art is rendered as part of nature rather than something opposed to it.
Particularly when working with natural, uncut, unpolished surface gathered stones, Kerstin Laibach's jewellery creation process must tune into the harmonic of the organic forms it is using.
The purest holistic* undertaking Kerstin Laibach offers you is the construction of a jewellery piece based around your own surface gathered pebble - perhaps picked up when strolling along the beach or riverside. Such a cherished memory, lovingly crafted into a jewellery piece, is the cornerstone to achieving a complete sense of well-being through what you wear while simultaneously connecting and synchronizing with the pulse of the natural world.
Whether you opt to have your own pebble set into a piece or seeing how the crafting principles of all Laibach pieces harness the whole balance of nature, the ultimate goal Kerstin Laibach always aims to achieve is a truly holistic,
bio-vegan (a world first) approach to goldsmithing.


Kerstin also intergrates anthroposophic elements into her crafting methods, which is also occassionally suggested within her designs particularly with some of her Angel pieces. Ecologically she brings the assymetric constructivity of anthroposophical jewellery a stage further by ensuring that, notibaly, all tourmaline and other stone based pieces are made using only reclaimed stones - not new-mined - along with her strict principles of only using recycled precious metals.


With your wedding and partnership rings Kerstin explains the importance of a genuine ethical approach throughout the entire making process ... and this also encompasses holistic methodology, particularly if you would like your rings made from family inherited old jewellery / wedding bands - either using the gold to create a new piece or redesigning the original. Kerstin encourages her wedding and handfasting clients to consider this more intimate and subsequently environmental / holistic approach, to harmonize completely with your ethical wedding or handfasting plans.

*NOTE: It is important to understand the stark contrast between a Laibach "holistic" creation and commercial "holistic gems". The healing stone/gem trinket trade has detrimentally abstracted the term "holistic" and diluted its true meaning. Laibach ethical goldsmith artistry has no relationship with commercialised "holistic jewellery" that exploits the mass-marketing of gemstones and crystals. Such elements extracted with force from the earth, causing environmental damage and subsequently trafficked globally, should not be quantified as "holistic" since its tainted nature does not qualify or contribute to the well-being of the "whole".

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