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8 Local Influencers Share the Touching Stories Behind Their Most Sentimental Pieces of Jewelry

There’s more to their pieces than meets the eye.
8 Local Influencers Share the Touching Stories Behind Their Most Sentimental Pieces of Jewelry
IMAGE courtesy of Ayn Bernos and melizza jimenez
There’s more to their pieces than meets the eye.

Accessories can make or break an outfit. But more than that, jewelry pieces can hold special memories that you will cherish forever. While from an outsider's perspective, it may just be a pretty ornament to look at but behind it, is a meaningful story that truly makes it more than meets the eye. It could be an heirloom passed down from one generation to another or simply a gift from a loved one to mark a special occasion; but either way, it is a treasure that's held near and dear to our hearts.

Letting us in on the backgrounds of their most significant pieces, we asked these influencers to reveal the touching stories behind their most sentimental jewelry! Scroll on!

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LOOK: Influencers Share the Story Behind Their Most Sentimental Jewelry Piece

1. Ayn Bernos

“My most sentimental piece of jewelry is a pair of gold earrings I inherited from my mom. This was my dad’s first gift to her, back when they were just dating and starting out with their careers. She passed it on to me in college and I’ve been wearing them almost every day since.” 

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2. Chelsea Robato

"My most sentimental piece is this watch. My mom gave this to me for my college graduation gift. A good way to make the passing of time and transition to growing up.” 

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3. Denise Heredia

“These stunning diamond ear cuffs are definitely my favorite piece from my jewelry collection. It’s special to me because jewelry is our family business. It was even more sentimental to me because my mother gave it to me as a gift for my 20th birthday. From the moment I saw them & tried them on, I knew it was love at first sight. I just love how unique and elegant these earrings are - they just instantly elevate any look!”

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4. Jessica Yang

“Definitely the tiny gold rings on both of my pinkies— they are from my mom, for protection. That’s why I never take them off, even at jobs! Unless it’s a jewelry job then I have no choice. I also think it’s really really cool that brands doesn’t mind me wearing them! They are like tattoos, it’s part of me.”

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5. Kelly Misa-Fernandez

"Apart from my engagement and wedding rings, these earrings from my Mama are very sentimental to me. I remember she would wear these to formal occasions when I was growing up and I thought she was the most beautiful woman in the world. I was so happy she passed these to me, and when I wear them, I feel like a million dollars."

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6. Melizza Jimenez

“I think every pearl piece that I have is sentimental for me as my mother and father hand makes and designs them for me, it also gives any outfit that extra boost of elegance and beauty.”

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7. Nina Ellaine Dizon-Cabrera

“It’ll sound cliché but it’s my engagement ring. After having two children, and having discussed and planned a wedding that’ll happen in a few weeks, my husband still surprised me with a proposal in front of my friends simply because he felt I deserved to experience it. Wala lang, sweet for me! I didn’t really think I was still gonna get proposed to!”

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8. Kara Gozali

“Definitely my engagement ring—I know it may be cliché but it’s a piece that my husband [Mark] and Ninang worked on so closely together that every inch of it was personalized. I think more than the beauty that it is, what makes it special is how it symbolizes the months Mark spent designing the ring and how he sneakily planned the proposal with my family every time I logged into a spinning class. It’s a promise made concrete.”

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