Passion for pearls
The sea abounds with gifts to mankind, but perhaps nothing among these is quite more stunning than pearls. These lustrous gems possess a mystical quality and classic elegance that make them a favorite among the rich and the famous.
In the 16th century, Prince Phillip II of Spain gave La Peregrina Pearl to his bride Mary. This white, pear-shaped saltwater pearl had a series of royal owners until the 1960s when actor Richard Burton gave it to his wife Elizabeth Taylor.
Although famous for singing that “diamonds are a girl’s best friend,” one of Marilyn Monroe’s most treasured pieces of jewelry was a simple 16-inch string of pearls given to her by Joe DiMaggio during their honeymoon in Japan.
Pearls were also a favorite accessory of Grace Kelly. The 20th century style icon was often seen wearing a luxurious pearl-and-diamond jewelry set her husband Prince Rainier gave to her.
Several hundred years later, pearls remain in style for all seasons, charming both young and old generations. Whether it’s a short or long strand of pearls, a classic pearl necklace, an exquisite bracelet, or a simple pair or pearl earrings, wearing pearls exude an elegant statement.
As an archipelago, the Philippines is rich in pearls, from freshwater to South Sea.
Homegrown label Kultura showcases the best Filipino jewelry designs featuring the country’s rich selection of pearls in its Uniquely Filipino Pearl Collections.
Kultura offers freshwater pearls that come in variety of shapes and colors, irregularly-shaped baroque pearls that are versatile to match any outfit, luxe South Sea pearls perfect for elegant ensembles and events, and cultured and mother of pearl pieces transformed into stunning designs.
Uniquely Filipino Pearl Collections are available at Kultura in SM Makati, Megamall, Mall of Asia, SM Aura Premier, SM City Cebu, SM Seaside, SM Lanang Premier, The Podium, and at most SM Stores. It also has boutiques at Taal Vista Hotel, Pico de Loro, and Molo Mansion Iloilo.
Visit www.kulturafilipino.com to know more.
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