Jewelry is often seen as something to purchase for life’s special moments, such as birthdays, graduations, weddings, and other milestones. But that doesn’t mean they’re limited to big occasions! Bijoux enthusiasts will attest to the fact that accessories are also simply personal, and there’s nothing quite like the feeling of adorning oneself with dainty trinkets to glam up an outfit or to feel put together.
However, whether you’re shopping for a loved one or for yourself, nothing beats getting customized jewelry–it just makes it even more meaningful! Plus, you can design it from scratch to truly put thought into every detail and add your own touch.
Below, we round up 10 local brands you can shop for customized pieces, from everyday accessories to fine jewelry:
1. Hello Amelie (@shophelloamelie)
Monogram necklaces will never go out of style, but if you’re looking for something fresh, try Hello Amelie’s ‘necklaces.’ They’ve got the Dovetail one that can fit up to four people, and the Famille necklace which has three different pendants you can personalize!
Famille Necklace, P1950, shophelloamelie.com
2. Wear Camila (@wearcamila.ph)
Looking for dainty designs? Wear Camila offers a range of on-hand jewelry, from necklaces to rings, but they’ve also got cute ‘fingerprint’ necklaces you can literally engrave with your fingerprint, or maybe even your handwritten name. One bar can even fit two fingerprints for you and a special someone!
Fingerprint Bar Necklace, P1850, Wear Camila
3. Pulseras by Kim (@pulserasbykim)
Not sure if you should get a ring or a bracelet? Well, you can do both with Pulseras by Kim’s line of custom ring bracelets of which you can engrave with the word of your choice–it doesn’t always have to be your name, you know! Consider words that inspire you or hold special meanings for the special someone you're gifting it to.
Custom Mantra Ring Gold Filled Bracelet, P900, pulserasbykim.com
4. Love, Susie (@love.susie)
For elevated pieces, head to Love, Susie, straight from the same founders of Pulseras by Kim. They’ve got engravable necklaces you can choose from but you can also hit them up if you’ve got an entirely custom design in mind. Plus, they mostly use reclaimed metals and stones!
Engravable Dainty Barrel Necklace in Silver or Gold Vermeil, P2500, love-susie.com
5. Anza Studios (@anzastudios)
Aside from its slew of refined everyday pieces, Anza Studios is known for crafting tasteful bespoke rings–from simple bands to diamond-paved designs that serve as great engagement rings. They can even make custom diamond necklaces or earrings for major elegance!
Diamond Engagement Ring by Anza Studios
6. Dandy Ona (@dandyonajewelry)
Dedicated to bringing your dreams to life, Dandy Ona does everything from engraving, gemstone setting, to pulling off unique shapes (like your dog’s face, if you’d like!). Some ideas: a dual pendant to celebrate a friendship, a birthstone bracelet for your birthday, or a pearl ring for special occasions.
Custom necklace by Dandy Ona
7. Sep Vergara Fine Jewelry (@sepvergara_finejewelry)
With two physical stores in Manila and Pampanga, Sep Vergara has a wide collection of fine jewelry pieces meant to celebrate momentous occasions–and how can they not when most of them are brimming with brilliant diamonds? Their dazzling necklaces and earrings are perfect for weddings, fyi!
Custom necklace by Sep Vergara Fine Jewelry
8. Kristine Dee Jewelry (@kristinedeejewellery)
Whimsical luxury you can wear. Kristine Dee’s jewelry brand offers handcrafted pieces in rich colors and magical shapes–plus you can get something custom made to live up to your fancy! Just reach out to them via Instagram or contact their hotline.
Bracelets by Kristine Dee
9. Paul Syjuco (@paulsyjuco)
Contemporary decadence. Known for his otherworldly designs in interesting cuts and unexpected details, Paul Syjuco creates artful jewelry coveted by anyone of any age–and he’s open to commissions. You can either drop by his physical shop or message the brand on Instagram!
Jewelry by Paul Syjuco
10. Jul B. Dizon (@julbdizonjewellery)
Established in 1978, Jul. B Dizon’s jewelry shop is best known for its lush pieces of fine jewelry. Aside from the usual bracelets and necklaces, the brand’s got exquisite brooches, pins, pendants, and earrings that feel like they’re from another time, and you can get one custom-made for yourself or others for a real treat!
Bespoke brooch by Jul B. Dizon