8 Local Jewelry Brands You Need to Check Out
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Juan & Maia
Founded by Gaby Asuncion and Jamo Baron, Juan & Maia aims to create a gender-neutral jewelry collection with a timeless twist. You’ll notice their pieces feature pearls of different sizes and designs; these freshwater pearls are sourced directly from Mindanao, instantly making any outfit classier. Our favorite is the elegant Mini Perlita necklace, one of the accessories that you just have to wear everyday because it goes with any ‘fit. You can find the brand on their Facebook and Instagram stores.
Speaking of classy, Penny Pairs is another brand that brings the art of fine jewelry to anyone and everyone. Want a minimal yet elegant twist to your OOTD? This is one of the brands that has got you covered. No matter who you are, you can sport their high-end earrings, necklaces, rings, and bracelets, all handcrafted and expertly designed. Their jewelry does favor pieces made from 18-karat gold and sterling silver, no big deal. Grab one of their photo-perfect designer pieces for your loved ones who want to feel like royalty everyday.
Suki Jewelry is another brand of fine jewelry targeting millennial audiences. Husband and wife Aaron and Charlene Cabigas founded the line in hopes of introducing style and simplicity to everyday accessories. Their super photo-friendly pieces feature fresh takes on classic designs, as seen in their Wiggle Hoops hoop earrings and geometric style. If you aren’t convinced, a seal of approval from their celebrity endorsers like Sarah Lahbati and Kathryn Bernardo might help!
Tali Ti Amianan
If you’ve been looking for a jewelry brand that offers products with a more handwoven and crafty feel, look no further than Tali Ti Amianan, a sustainable jewelry brand that creates handmade colorful pieces. What started as a hobby turned into a social media craze when after posting photos, comments immediately encouraged them to create more jewelry. A brand that is proudly La Union, Tali Ti Amianan has helped provide livelihoods to residents of San Juan, a feat that founders and married couple Miku and Mandy couldn’t be more proud of. Grab a piece of their products on Facebook and Instagram!
Remember all the drawings on walls and scratch paper we did as kids? Imagine if our parents turned those into necklaces or bracelets; something that would last longer than our childhood years. That’s exactly the idea that hit mom-slash-entrepreneur Karen Ayala. Turning her kids’ artwork into statement pendants was something she had wanted to do in order to immortalize and preserve youthful memories, she shares, and the products became an instant hit. Each IG photo-perfect piece is fun, creative, and dainty; a great use of nostalgic artworks. You can use them to add a childlike flair to your looks!
Pulseras By Kim
If you want to feel empowered, there’s no better way than copping one of the unique accessories from Pulseras By Kim. Their necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and more are golden minimalist pieces that provide an edgy twist to classic jewelry design. We absolutely adore their custom gold-filled bar bracelets; customization only takes 1-2 days, and you can select your preferred designs, message, and more. If you’re a fan of these things or have a friend who’s the type to love customized products, there’s no better place to look. You can use them to dress up any casual outfit. Get the best products on their Instagram or physical stores.
Nawa Jewelry Brand
If you’re a fan of more tribal-inspired jewelry pieces, you’ll love T’boli-produced jewelry from Nawa. Created by brass casters from Lake Sebu, the brand’s collection brings a unique twist to everyday wear. While they focus more on bangles and bracelets than necklaces and earrings, one is sure to adore their vision of a brand that focuses on preserving a community’s culture.
Co-founder Jopie Sanchez shares that she fell in love with the craft after meeting a group of T’boli people in Lake Sebu, and since then, she has wanted to help them get the best experience in terms of a sustainable livelihood. Buy their jewelry from Facebook or Instagram.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Want to keep reading all about different accessories and how to wear them? Perhaps you have a few questions on how to mix and match your favorite local pieces? Continue reading for more tips and tricks!
How can I wear different jewelry products?
First up, the key to investing in good jewelry is looking for simple pieces that go with almost anything: think of a necklace with a simple oval-shaped pendant or a pearl earring. These accessories go with almost any outfit without being too eye-catching.
The next thing you’ll want to consider is the neckline of your top. Beauty vlogger Audrey Coyne shares that a complementing neckline should be the first thing to pair with a necklace. A v-neck blouse will almost always complement a long, elegant necklace and create the illusion of a taller torso.
You’ll also want to think of contrasting textures. Audrey shares that a smooth brass bangle goes well if you’re wearing busy patterns on a shirt and vice versa. This goes with other accessories, too! Next time you’re heading out, check to see if the material on your hat or sunnies complement or contrast each other. Speaking of contrast, don’t be afraid to dress up a t-shirt and jeans look with dangling earrings or fancier pieces.
Joey is an AB Psychology graduate of the University of St. La Salle – Bacolod. Her life’s passions include writing, film, and spending hours on end binge-watching fashion vloggers on Youtube.