Jewelery Category

May 12, 2012

Cartier’s Tank Timeline

Filed in: Jewelery

Sometimes a successful product design can overshadow the other merits of an established brand. Such is the case for the esteemed French jeweler Cartier. This article from Departure magazine’s May-June issue proves my point. It is an article that narrates the technical, complicated and high precision ingenuity that the newer timepieces possess. Point taken. But […]

December 9, 2011

Packing for a Holiday Trip

Filed in: Fashion, Jewelery, Travel

I am planning for a month long trip to Asia and much as I love color, packing for a trip that long needs a color strategy. So mine is to have a predominantly solid and neutral wardrobe palette (think blacks and navys and lots of nude) and a felt bag heavy with accessory explosion ! […]

December 8, 2011

Mallary Marks Jewelry

While running errands this afternoon resist I could not to take a peek at the jewelry counters of Barneys. The designers they promote have a quiet artistry and exotic inspiration and I enjoy being “introduced” to new names in precious jewelry. I first came across the work of naturalist Monique Pean and over the top […]

November 3, 2011

Tony Duquette & Hutton Wilkinson JEWELRY

Filed in: Jewelery

This book, a jewelry collective from the creative partnership of Tony Duquette and Hutton Wilkinson, page after page will make you gasp. It is an odyssey of the beauty of nature and the boundless imagination of man. A massive cuff in momo color, angel skin and white corals which had been set with peridot encrusted […]

October 29, 2011


Five years ago, when Richard and I were officially a couple, he gave me a necklace which was rich in Irish symbolism. It is called the Claddagh. A what ? I was born and raised in Manila where there is virtually nothing Irish. It was extra-terrestrial to me. But I love tradition and this was […]

October 11, 2011

Jewelry inspired by Nature – Town & Country Oct 2011

Cleopatra and her serpent jewelry were inseperable, Liz Taylor and her baubles too. Last year at the Cartier and America exhibit at the Legion of Honor Museum, I actually saw the famed Cartier croc necklace created for Mexican actress Maria Felix. I am not an outdoorsy person but I am enamored by nature as a […]

October 9, 2011

Muriel Brandolini – Town & Country Oct 2011

Color is the single element that draws me in my design work. There are days when I am shy of color but most times I embrace bold and vivid colors, busy, patterned and layered. There is courage and daring to be able to bring these all together successfully and when I think of color personified, […]