About Jaume Labro
Jaume Labro, after graduating from Arts University, he combines professional climbing with some work on trading business in Central America and Europe. With all that travels around the world and with always and special interest in diamonds and gemstones since a kid, decides to enroll in gemological studies. He chooses AIGS (more focus in trade field) and later in GIA (more focus in lab and scientific field) and often called “the Harvard of gemology”. Graduates both. He made and specialization in Diamonds and Pearls also in GIA. After that he learn gemstone cutting under John Lee Vigil and later with Jerry Call (considered one of the best gemstone cutters ever. Consultant of Tiffany, Cartier, American Gem Society. He cut the famous Carolina Emerald; owned by Tiffany & Company. Cut for many celebrities including Elizabeth Taylor. His mastery fine gem cutting can be seen in: Elizabeth Taylor Collection, The Smithsonian Institute, The Carnage Natural History Museum, The Natural Museum of History, NY., Tiffany’s.). After Jerry Call apprenticeship, it was time to travel to South East Asia, Central Asia, East and West Africa, Polynesia, etc…selecting rough diamonds and gemstones that later will be cut by himself for some of the most exclusive brands. It seems that see in first hand that part of the business, creates a big impact in his personality. At certain point, and because still was in his mind since he studied in GIA, Mokume Gane take all the attention for him, so once more he decide to keep learning but as always, only with the best artists and institutions around the world. After leave Hawaii where he was living, it moves to Kyoto (Japan), a well-known city for his traditional Japanese art and culture. In Kyoto, he devoted to learn Mokume Gane, under Tsuibu Sensei (a true artist with a family background of more than 400 years). Also was learning under Hansruedi Spillman in Switzerland, an authority in Mokume Gane and a great European artist. Jaume Labro always remember Hansruedi Spillman as somebody how encourage and help him a lot with new techniques and knowledge that allow then create Labro jewelry as it is know. Labro jewelry is the combination of all the skills acquired through the years with some of the best artists, cutters and goldsmiths. At the present moment, he lives in Kyoto (Japan) and devout into create better and better pieces.
Labro, produces high end Mokume Gane jewelry. Each piece is individually handmade by our master craftsmen. Our high-end jewelry is completely handcrafted in our studio, using only the best goods available to guarantee a unique masterpiece. Mokume Gane is the ancient Japanese samurai sword making technique, that we use in precious metals like gold and platinum to produce our jewelry. Your jewelry will be made by the experience.
Diamonds & Gemstones
Labro, selects the diamonds and gemstones very carefully to assure the highest ethics in diamond and gemstones purchasing. All our pieces are conflict free, we only supply Fair Trade Diamonds and Gemstones. Our diamonds and gemstones are mastered in our studio, following the exact parameters to achieve our renowned unmatched quality. The most prestigious laboratories (GIA, AGS, HRD, Gubelin, AIGS) certify if required for customers our diamonds and gemstones as a third part guarantee for our customers. We travel around the world just finding the diamond or gemstone that has been looking for you, selecting only the best from the best source.
Guarantee of what we sell
Our clientele wants to purchase unique jewelry and best quality diamonds and gemstones. Our team is composed for goldsmiths, gemologists and master cutters who studied at the best gemological institutions
Our relationship with the customers is long term and older satisfied customers recommend most of our new customers
Business is important, but buying direct means that our money is injected straight into the communities that need support and the thousands of miners and diggers that work hard everyday. We are proud that our business and our customers help them. We want good diamonds and good stones, but we also want FAIR BUSINESS practices and serve as an example for our community. Labro is developing a small organization that strives to create better conditions and designate part of our yearly profit to these communities. Ethics and fair business is the base of our company and we guarantee trust and integrity.
Whatever you buy from us is based on quality. We offer our products online that are hand made by our staff and our products are not mass-produced. Labro online shop carefully oversees every step of the production. We want satisfied customers who recommend us to their family or friends. Remember that we do NOT SUPPLY to mass market as the majority of online retailers do. If you want to purchase mass market jewellery then we are not your suppliers. If you prefer full and professional assistance and unique quality, then we are the people you should trust.