AMAMI Gold Filigree Jewelry - Made in the Philippines

The AMAMI Minimalist Chain Pendant Necklace

Regular price $201.00 CAD

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A delicate chain necklace with a gold filigree pendant, The AMAMI is the perfect way to add a touch of Filipiniana to your outfit.

Coined after the term 'Ama Namin', meaning 'Our Father' in Tagalog, this bead was once used as the Our Father bead of rosary-inspired necklaces often worn during the Spanish colonial period. Each bead is made up of over one HUNDRED tiny globules of silver manually pieced together, making it a stunning and intricate tambourine bead full of history.

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.

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 from the Philippine islands
  • Pure silver dipped in 24-karat gold pendant
  • Length: Adjustable 16"-18" pure¬†silver dipped in 24-karat gold chain¬†
  • Intended as heirloom pieces, colours will tarnish over time to develop a more antique look
  • For better preservation, reduce exposure to sweat and perfume and store within an¬†air tight container
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AMAMI Gold Filigree Jewelry

AMAMI is the passionate vision of Christine Tiu and Danielle Tan, two childhood friends hailing from Manila. By collaborating with talented Filipino plateros in Ilocos, AMAMI hopes to revive our proud heritage of gold filigree jewelry, a pre-colonial technique existing long before the Spanish. The result are rare and precious heirloom pieces that provide sustainable livelihood to Filipino plateros, while carrying on the story of an endangered and intrinsically Filipino craft.