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This is the Locally Made Statement Jewelry You Need Now

These accessories are a must-have!
This is the Locally Made Statement Jewelry You Need Now
IMAGE Courtesy Tim Tam Ong
These accessories are a must-have!

From Kelsey Merrit walking down the VS runway to Catriona Gray winning Miss Universe, there's no denying the world class quality of Filipino talent. However, oftentimes, only a lucky few get the opportunity to have their craft recognized by a wide audience, while many artists and craftsmen remain hidden gems no matter the impeccable quality of their work. The same dilemma goes for our rich Philippine culture, underappreciated and undermined by today's fascination for all things modern.

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Jewelry designer Tim Tam Ong is all too aware of this and seeks to unearth Filipino talent and culture  through her newest collection titled Heirloom. A tribute to her two sons, Heirloom boasts statement accessories inspired from local raw materials, such as the carabao horn, mother of pearl, and other pearls exclusively found in the Philippines. 

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Each intricate piece is sourced locally, and carefully handcrafted by Filipino artisans. “There is an excessive focus on modernism. As a designer, I feel that part of my legacy is to share the wondrous culture and arts of the Philippines to the whole world by making them accessible through jewelry," Tim Tam says. "And as a mother, I feel I owe it to my sons to help them recognize and acknowledge their roots and their culture. Our culture is our fingerprint, it is what defines us and we should have more of it in our everyday lives. We need to preserve it and take inspiration from it to keep it alive.”

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Exuding femininity and an old world charm, Heirloom is perfect for the modern woman looking for a timeless statement piece to complete her outfits. "I believe in giving each wearer that distinct ownership of that particular design–because we are all unique and I think it’s marvelous to showcase that uniqueness we all have,” the designer says. 

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The best part? You can easily transition these pieces from day to night wear from a quaint brunch with your family to a sultry night out with you best friends.

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“From our hands to yours, may the beauty, depth and integrity of each jewelry bring a deep appreciation of what is strongly Filipino.”

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Discover more of the Heirloom collection exclusively at Tim Tam Ong’s boutique at R2 Level Powerplant Mall, Rockwell Center.

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For more information, check out her website, or visit her Facebook or Instagram.

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