Jewelry speaks of our collective histories—like a favorite book that embraces us with the warm and familiar. It urges us to continue the narrative—to pass down our stories from one generation to the next—giving the future a proud heritage with which to write its new chapters.
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.
Spanish influence in the Philippines dates back as early as 1565 when Ferdinand Magellan first landed on Philippine shores. It was a rather unique era of the Spanish empire where both Church and State had the power to rule. This rare participation of the religious…