Flaunt a new way to don a classic Filipiniana accessory with the Payneta Necklace. Strung upon a dainty chain, this pendant is inspired by the ornate hair comb (peineta) Filipinas wore with the traje de mestiza (aka the Maria Clara) toward the end of the 19th century. Now, you can wear it, too!
Handcrafted in gold filigree, a meticulous and rare technique perfected by the plateros of Ilocos Sur. Every heirloom carries the proud story of our pre-colonial heritage and of fine Filipino craftsmanship.
The artistry of gold filigree craftsmanship has been practiced by native plateros for centuries. The platero begins by melting blocks of gold or silver, repeatedly hammering and cooling them until they become fine and delicate threads. The threads are carefully shaped by hand into "kalado" or lace-like patterns inspired by nature. To craft more intricate pieces, the platero individually welds small drops together to form beautiful heirlooms.