3-Way Emerald and Pearl Earrings

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Sometime last month, I found hidden among my jewelry cleaning clothes a pair of pearl jackets I have used for another earrings (now sold).  The pearls are of south sea variety, bought in Davao City. I thought they looked lonely, so I asked my jeweler partner to make stud emerald earrings for me which I planned on pairing up with my pearl jackets. The result is a beautiful ... READ MORE

Summer Sale: Chanel-Inspired Pearl Drop Earrings

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Regular readers of my blog would probably recognize this pair of pearl drop earrings that I own: Yes, they're the Chanel-inspired pearl drop earrings that I had custom-made about 5 years ago.  I forgot already when was the last time I've worn them. The earrings are made of 14k Philippine yellow gold, with 28-pieces diamond titos and freshwater pearls in creamy white ... READ MORE

Paint the Town Ruby Red

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Valentine's is just two weeks away!  If you're thinking of something precious and red to give to your sweetheart (or to yourself, ladies), then these fresh ruby gems from our jewelry box may just be the right one for you. Oval-Cut Rubies with Pave Diamonds in 14k White Gold  |  9.90 cts. rubies and 1.13 cts. diamonds (75 pieces) Emerald-Cut Rubies ... READ MORE

Swiss Blue Topaz

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I'm quite enjoying the chilly December-like weather we are having right now so I decided to feature this jewelry piece I'm actually reserving for December, highlighting that month's precious gemstone: blue topaz. Blue topaz comes in various hues of blue: from naturally light to greenish blue to sky blue to ocean blue to royal blue.  But here's what you should know: deeper ... READ MORE

Blue Sapphire: A Gemstone of Love

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From the Diamond-Jewelry-Pedia: "The "Celestial" Sapphire - symbol of the heavens, is said to guarantee good health, innocence, truth, and preserver of chastity. It is the birthstone of September and its name is derived from the Latin word "Sapphirus" meaning blue. This gem has been known since the ancient times. There was a belief that Earth is set on this gemstone, ... READ MORE

Maleficent’s Fire

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The green fire of Maleficent inspired the creation of this jewelry setting using beautiful Biron emeralds (check out my first emerald jewelry feature HERE). The idea was to create a jewelry setting inspired by Maleficent (Angelina Jolie's version).  It has to display power, fierce, drama and flamboyance - Maleficent's defining characteristics.  Big Biron emeralds ... READ MORE

Pre-Christmas Jewelry Sale: Vintage Earrings with Detachable Pearls

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Solid 14k yellow gold clip-on earrings in vintage design and weighing 3.4 grams.  Adorned with eighteen (18) pieces of brilliant diamonds (all good quality; no inclusions).  Made more special by Davao-bought champagne colored baby pearls customized into detachable earring loops.  All for a holiday price of Php 15,000.00. Cash sale only.  The buyer should ... READ MORE

The Antique Rose-Cut Diamonds

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With showbiz wedding proposals happening left and right (the latest was Isabel Oli getting engaged to John Prats  - watch their cool video here), I decided to feature today a unique diamond cut that has a lot of history in itself, and which I think any girl would love to receive on her engagement or wedding day: They're called rose-cut diamonds,  and are sometimes called ... READ MORE