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. You may also want to look at the Pearl Drop Earrings 6 rositas for a similar piece.
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.
Handcrafted by Filipino artisans in Ilocos using the rare art of gold filigree, a pre-Hispanic indigenous technique
Available in 985 pure silver dipped in 24-karat gold or Pure Silver
Height of 2.5cm and width of 1cm
Pearls' size is 9mm
Fresh Water Pearls from Halu Island
Authentic pearls have natural imperfections which add to the individuality and unique story of each piece.
Intended as heirloom pieces, colours will tarnish over time to develop a more antique look
Nickel-free and lead-free, suitable for sensitive skin
AMAMI is a social enterprise that works to revive endangered Filipino jewelry traditions while empowering and providing local artisans with sustainable livelihoods.
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Comes with a handwritten note
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As this is made of 985 pure silver coated in 24-karat gold, this piece is more durable than traditional gold plated jewelry as there is a thicker layer of gold. It may still tarnish over time, giving it a more vintage look.
To help with long term preservation we recommend to reduce exposure to sweat and perfume and store within an air tight container or our custom AMAMI pouch provided with your order. We recommend not to wear your piece under the shower.
Once your piece has aged, if you prefer the most vibrant look of gold, you may obtain gold replating service from your local jewelry shop.
If you intend to gift this item, care tips are provided with the package.