For relationship rings requiring
diamonds or other precious stones please contact us with
your wishes well in advance of your special day.
Kerstin Laibach offers various methods and alternatives,
which ensure that your rings are truly made with the most
ethically sourced stones possible - and this means nothing
new-mined. Instead, Kerstin may be able to recover precious
gems from your unwanted / broken old jewellery and create
a breathtaking new ring for you. She can also source high
quality antique diamonds for your rings on special request.
Also on request, Kerstin
can obtain flawless lab-created diamonds. Lab diamonds
are the result of new HPHT (High Pressure High Temperature)
or CVD (Chemical Vapour Deposition) technologies. They
signify a breakthrough in growing "real" diamonds, which
are comparable and can proportionally be considered "purer"
than their mined counterparts; being of the same crystalline
structure and optically "almost" identical. The environmental
impact when growing a lab diamond (controlled minimal
emissions) is extremely low compared to its mined equivalent.
The product miles (Co2 emissions) incurred are also significantly
less than a mined diamond.
As with the mining of precious
metals, Atelier Laibach firmly believes that devastation
to complex eco-systems also caused by gemstone mining
should not become a band of guilt that you wear for life
as a wedding or engagement ring. When giving a little
luxury with a clear conscience to your loved one - and
with the environment firmly in mind - we suggest you choose
recycled (antique) gemstones as a first choice and lab-created
diamonds as an alternative. It's worth first checking
within the family if there is old jewellery which is discarded
or broken. If suitable, gems and even the precious metals
could become the basis of your new relationship rings.
Kerstin will advise you on these options during the ordering
and design process.
(For ethical suitability
of your unwanted gems please see our Ten
Year / Pre-Millennium Principle)
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