Payneta Isla


Past meets present in our distinct line of one-of-a-kind Remix couture—where we join authentic heritage pieces with new materials and styles; or match the best of the old with other heirloom pieces—revealing a new brand of contemporary Filipino jewelry.


Tapping into years of artisanal history, our Recreate selection houses the next generation of heirloom jewelry formed using traditional techniques. They are made from new materials and often in more contemporary styles. Our Recreate designs can be specially made to order.
Genuine heritage pieces are given new life in our selection of Revive jewerly, as we return the timeless glory of these rare, one-off vintage and even older antique designs to their most pristine.
The Recollect line is a private assemblage of very important and historically valued pieces that are kept as signature parts of the Maria Angelica portfolio.

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Between the 17th to 19th Centuries, Chinese merchants from the Galleon Trade reached Philippine shores. Mesmerized by the Philippines, they would slowly start to become immigrants, providing a new facet to the ever-changing cultural atmosphere of the Philippines. To these Chinese merchants, the fish symbolized wealth and prosperity, which indicates a possible Chinese influence in this piece.

This payneta, an ornamental comb used under a mantilla (veil),  originated from Ilocos and is dated between the 17th and 19th Centuries. The fish motif amidst the repoussé technique carved out of 14k Gold, speaks for the outstanding hands that crafted it. It is noted that this piece might have been commissioned by a Chinese Mestizo or made and designed by an artisan of Chinese descent.

  • 14k Gold Payneta
  • Payneta Artifact from the Philippines
  • One of a kind
  • Length of gold lacework: 3.5 in
  • Center height of gold lacework: 1 in
  • Height of comb including the tortoiseshell comb: 1.8 in

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Note: While our RECOLLECT items are part of Maria Angelica’s private collection, we are open to special inquiries about these signature pieces.