Bumbolya Ivatan Gold Eardrops

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Tucked away in the northernmost tip of the Philippines lies the captivating cultural treasure trove of the Ivatan people of Batanes. And now, we're bringing a slice of that mystical allure straight to your ears!

Imagine a suspended drop of liquid, frozen in time, ready to cascade into a shimmering pool of elegance. That's the essence of our Bumbolya Drops! Each earring delicately dangles from a golden inverted crescent plate, creating a mesmerizing dance with every step you take.

But wait, there's more! With their easy hook-on style lock, these earrings make dressing up a breeze. No fuss, just fabulousness!

Bumbolya Drops are traditional gold ornaments cherished by Ivatan women of all ages to this day. These teardrop earrings not only enhance their beauty but also celebrate a timeless cultural legacy.

About the Craftmanship: The artistry of gold filigree craftsmanship has been practiced by nativeĀ 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 Batanes using the rare art of gold filigree, a pre-Hispanic indigenous technique
  • Made of 985 pure silver dipped in 24-karat gold
  • 5 cm drop length, 5 grams, lightweight to wear all day
  • Intended as heirloom pieces, colours will tarnish over time to develop a more antique look
  • Nickel-free and lead-free, suitable for sensitive skin
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  • Comes with a handwritten note and gift ready packaging
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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.Ā ItĀ may still tarnish over time, giving itĀ a more vintage look.

To help with long termĀ 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 pieceĀ under the shower.

Once your piece has aged, if you prefer the most vibrant look of gold, you may obtain goldĀ replatingĀ service from your local jewelry shop.

If you intend to gift this item, care tipsĀ areĀ provided with the package.

Bumbolya Ivatan Gold Eardrops - AMAMI
Bumbolya Ivatan Gold Eardrops - AMAMI
Bumbolya Ivatan Gold Eardrops - AMAMI

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 and Benguet, 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.

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