The Cross and the Kerel Chain


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.


The Cross of this Necklace is formed from a thin silver sheet. On top of this metal sheet are fresh water pearls that accent the cross. It hangs on a chain called kerel. A kerel chain is made of very thin and fine wires that are interwoven to form a long, pliable and bendable chain. Artisans of today cannot replicate the functionality of this chain as the wire tends to be stiff and unbending.This mastery in showcasing both details and function of the Filipino artisan’s jewelry making techniques during the Spanish colonial period is worthy of praise. The Cross and Kerel Chain is a neckpiece used by most the common Filipino then, a testament of the Filipinos’ strong acquired faith from the Spaniards.

• Length of kerel chain: 28 inches
• Height of cross including center medal: 1.4 in
• Width of Cross: .75 in
• Crafted in the Philippines

Note: Each REVIVE items are one-of-kind, a rare pieces of vintage or antique jewelry that has been mindfully kept in its original allure.

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