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Sinampelipe

Remix

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.

Recreate

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.
Revive
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.
Recollect
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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One of the rarest and most prized Alfajor Tamborine variants, this necklace is dated from the late 17th to 18th  Century and originated from the province of Ilocos, a well-known historical hub in the Philippines.

In times past, Filipinos, charmed by the delicate and intricate details of Filigree and Kalado (lace-like) craftsmanship, wore these to signify affluence. Both men and women wore the Tamborine as a statement piece that claimed their Religious faith.

The Sinampelipe takes its name from “Alfajor,” which is in connection with San Felipe. This magnificent piece boasts handcrafted beads on a single chain. The best description of this piece can be taken from renowned historian Ramon Villegas about antique Tamborines: “Earlier necklaces are of 18 Karat gold, constructed of flattened wire bent into cloissons, often mixed with rhomboid panels.”

By its heirloom status, this necklace timelessly adorns graceful collars of wearers from the past to wearers of today.

  • 18k gold Tamborine necklace
  • 17th-century artifact from the Philippines
  • Chain length: 34 in
  • Cross length up to center medal: 2.8 in
  • Cross width: 1.75 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.