Hailed as the queen of all gems, the golden pearl has an unparalleled glow that enhances the beauty of its wearer. The gem’s colour evokes the rich gold of a romantic sunset.
On October 25th and 26th, Jewelmer Joaillerie will be hosting an exclusive trunk show at Asia Society in New York City. This event aims to share the beauty of the golden South Sea pearl and to celebrate the luxury brand’s growing success in the United States.
For the first time, Jewelmer Joaillerie will be collaborating with renowned designer Wynn Wynn Ong to create an exclusive collection. The collaboration has been stewing since 2015 and will be unveiled in New York this October.
Wynn Wynn Ong began designing jewellery in 2001 and her work is celebrated internationally for its meticulous craftsmanship. The jewellery she will be designing for Jewelmer Joaillerie will be one of a kind with only a limited number of pieces available worldwide. Her commitment to creating only one piece for each design has led to high anticipation from jewellery collectors.
When Wynn Wynn Ong partnered with Jewelmer to create the collection, her goal was to create pieces that highlighted the pearls’ perfection through settings that remained true to her style: organic and highly textured. The designs of the pieces are a reflection of Philippine myths that reflect the place that has become a home for both her and the family behind Jewelmer’s legacy.
The rich tapestry of Filipino mythology brings us a tempestuous woman whose wrath controls the tides, a mer king whose daughter lures men into shadowy depths for supper, and a seemingly handsome farmer that is sometimes espied by young maidens, who watch him murmur ancient prayers into the wind to ensure a bountiful harvest. One major piece in the collection – Hanan, named after the Goddess of the Morning – is a jewelled garland of wild berries filled with lustrous golden and white pearls, whose vines are populated with tiny tourmaline insects.
“Having the golden South Sea pearl worn by men and women all over the world is truly an honor, “ said Jewelmer Joaillerie President and CEO Jacques Branellec. “It symbolizes the beauty and skill of the Philippines, whose National Gem is the South Sea pearl. It also shows the importance of caring for the environment. The pearl is a symbol of the health of the planet: Without a beautiful environment, we cannot have beautiful pearls.”
Jewelmer Joaillerie is recognized as one the leading producers of South Sea pearls in the world. For over three decades, Jewelmer Joaillerie has been cultivating golden South Sea pearls in the Philippines. Founded by Filipino Businessman Manuel Cojuangco and French Perliculturist Jacques Branellec, Jewelmer Joaillerie sustainably cultivates their golden pearls through a process that takes up to five years and 377 individual steps.
Jewelmer Joaillerie’s quality and heritage benefit from the know-how and expertise of master craftsmanship from Place Vendome, Paris. The results are wearable pieces of art set in 18-karat gold and accentuated by the finest gem stones and have captured the hearts of pearl lovers all over the world. Currently, Jewelmer Joaillerie operates 13 showrooms in the Philippines, and has a retail presence in 22 countries worldwide including North and South America, China, Europe, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, and the Middle East.