All posts tagged: Filipino jewelry

So You Think You Bought New Jewelry?

Some Filipinos have an aversion to wearing old jewelry especially if they don’t know who wore it before.  I heard that some believe that if the person who previously owned the jewelry had violent tendencies, then the next person who wears it will be like that too.  How strange. It’s funny though.  Oh, if they only knew where some of the “new” jewelry they buy in retail shops come from. We, Filipinos love to buy jewelry.  Not only it is a good investment but when times are hard, it can easily be converted to cash.  Some do this by going to pawnshops.  Just look around in the Philippines, there’s always a pawnshop near you. But what happens if you can’t redeem what you pawned due to lack of cash?  Well, the pawnshop includes it in their items for auction or locally referred to as “subasta”. The pawnshops put them in lots according to their value.  These lots are then auctioned off to jewelry dealers or volume buyers.  When I say “volume buyers”, I mean jewelry …

Welcome to Tambourine Jewelry!

Hello!   I’ve always had an aversion to old things.  I like new things, they are uncomplicated, unused and something I understood.  Those primitive “bulol” figures, old huge Chinese jars and “baul” or wooden chest creep me out. Superstitions and local horror movies inspired by these things don’t help either.  Then I saw the “tamborin” necklace. Well, they don’t look creepy, in fact, they look very nice. So that began my love for antique and vintage jewelry.  They have so much history.  Oh, if these pieces can only talk. This blog is all about vintage and antique jewelry.  I’m no expert but I am having fun learning along the way.