AMAMI - Made in the Philippines

Spiral Hoops

Regular price $155.00 CAD
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Monday meetings to Sun-date nightsevery day of the week is a chance to wear your heritage with these Spiral Hoops. AMAMI artisans bring a Filipiniana twist to a classic accessory, hoop earrings, through the Philippine craft of gold filigree.

Plateros (silversmiths) of Ilocos Sur perfected the meticulous and rare technique of gold filigree; every heirloom they handcraft 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.

Because each piece is crafted in gold filigree (not engraved), it can take 2 to 3 days to craft a pair of earrings.

  • Handcrafted by Filipino artisans in Ilocos using the rare art of gold filigree, a pre-Hispanic indigenous technique
  • Pure Silver dipped in 24-karat gold
  • Latch-back closures
  • 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 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.

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