Inspired by the distinct calibre of craftsmanship that defines heritage jewelry, Maria Angelica evokes the aura of the past in pieces made for the present.
our love letter to philippine artistry
Maria Angelica’s unique approach is a homage to Filipino ingenuity—mastering centuries of Philippine artistic tradition and making it our own.
We see heritage as a gift—a means to remember. Every antique and vintage piece—every bead and stone, no matter how small—carries a history worth preserving and a narrative worth telling. Like the intertwining of past and present, jewelry is a shared story; and it’s one that is best handed down from generation to generation.
Our Collection Of Stories
Every Maria Angelica jewelry collection has been carefully curated to bring our shared histories to life. Each represents a distinct facet of Philippine artistry, personified beautifully by the modern day Filipina—a woman who wears her heritage proudly.
ABOUT MARIA ANGELICA
“Creating art is a passion. There is a natural high that comes with knowing you’ve not only made something that delights—you’ve created something that will last forever.”
—Maria Angelica Bermejo, collector, designer, purveyor
A collector’s story more than 35 years in the making, Maria Angelica is both hunter and gatherer—delighting in the discovery and mastery of rare, vintage and antique finery. It is a passion that has honed her eye for design, mindfully reviving heritage techniques to create the new wave of Filipiniana jewelry. She is a purveyor, offering the unique chance to own bespoke, one-of-a-kind pieces, inspired by history.
This is a favorite question, but we can’t reveal all our secrets at once. What we can say is that antique jewelry has brought us far and wide, meeting different people across the Philippines (and even further!) all in the hopes of finding the most interesting pieces of heritage jewelry. But more than the beautiful finds, it’s the joy of discovery that we’d love to share with you—learning the personal stories, uncovering our history, and ultimately, starting your very own narrative with these treasures.
History speaks for itself—and like art, our one-of-a-kind antique and vintage pieces are windows to our heritage. There is a sophistication in older designs that modern styles cannot match. Through them, we learn the intricacies of our culture better, and only by exploring the why’s and how’s of our local jewelry traditions do we truly appreciate the incredible talent and work that went into creating these sentimental pieces. But our passion for heirloom designs goes beyond honoring the illustrious past—period jewelry is a toast to the future, time-tested to uphold proudly Filipiniana jewelry for future generations to come.