The Padumna Minimalist Chain Pendant Necklace In Gold Filigree

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A minimalist chain necklace with an understated gold filigree pendant, The Padumna adds a touch of Filipiniana elegance to your everyday.

Named after the Ilocano word meaning 'beside' or 'adjacent to', the Padumna bead was traditionally placed next to the Amami (Our Father) bead on rosary necklaces during the Spanish colonial period. Here, the Padumna is revived in a uniquely flat form and modern design, with concentric overlapping spindles reminiscent of a pinwheel in endless motion.

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.

  • Handcrafted by Filipino artisans in Ilocos using the rare art of gold filigree, a pre-Hispanic indigenous technique from the Philippine islands
  • Pure silver dipped in 24-karat gold pendant
  • Length: 16" sterling silver dipped in 24-karat gold chain 
  • Intended as heirloom pieces, colours will tarnish over time to develop a more antique look
  • For better preservation, reduce exposure to sweat and perfume and store within an air tight container
  • AMAMI is a social enterprise that works to revive endangered Filipino jewelry traditions while empowering and providing local artisans with sustainable livelihoods
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  • Comes with a handwritten note
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The Padumna Minimalist Chain Pendant Necklace In Gold Filigree
The Padumna Minimalist Chain Pendant Necklace In Gold Filigree
The Padumna Minimalist Chain Pendant Necklace In Gold Filigree
The Padumna Minimalist Chain Pendant Necklace In Gold Filigree