Embellished with a local Philippine pearl, the Estela Pearl Drop Earrings are an elevated take on an iconic silhouette. Handcrafted in gold filigree, a meticulous and rare technique perfected by the plateros of Ilocos Sur, every heirloom carries the proud story of our pre-colonial heritage and of fine Filipino craftsmanship.
Because each piece is crafted in gold filigree (not engraved), it can take 2 to 3 days to craft a pair of earrings.
Looking for a similar piece? Look at our Pearl Drop Earrings with 6 rositas.
The Estela is named after the wife of a partner artisan, a devoted mother who has worked abroad for seven years to support her family.
The artistry of gold filigree craftsmanship has been practiced by native plateros for centuries. The platero begins by melting blocks of gold or silver, repeatedly hammering and cooling them until they become fine and delicate threads. The threads are carefully shaped by hand into "kalado" or lace-like patterns inspired by nature. To craft more intricate pieces, the platero individually welds small drops together to form beautiful heirlooms.