The Insulares Alfajor Necklace


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.


Always looking for the extraordinary, this alfajor tamborine necklace features rare, flat-surfaced beads with lace-like patterns, rather than the usual round beads. This necklace carries a very simple diamond pattern, most likely from the turn-of-the-century Philippines. Its original cross—which is rather folk and simple in design with the trademark butterfly center medal—compliments the simple yet appealing character of this original piece.

• Authentic original plated alfajor tamborine chain
• Antique silver cross in original gold plating
• Necklace chain length: 32in
• Cross width: 1.7in
• Cross length up to butterfly piece: 3in
• Pendant size: 1×1.25in
• Crafted in the Philippines

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

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