A minimalist chain necklace with an understated gold filigree pendant, The Parug adds a touch of Filipiniana elegance to your everyday.
Drawing inspiration from their natural environment, Filipino goldsmiths modelled this piece from the Parug-Parug, an indigenous fruit found in the Philippines and other parts of Southeast Asia. Sometimes referred to as a 'fruit from heaven', the parug-parug holds a special place in Filipino culture, with the fruit's seeds used to treat cough and its oil to rejuvenate the skin.
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.