We use the following materials in our jewelry:
Brass is a natural and sustainable earth-derived material. An affordable alternative to gold that has a luxurious look and feel.
Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc and is free of lead and nickel. It is hypoallergenic and waterproof. The jewelry in the Golden Monsterra collection use new brass containing 70% copper and 30% zinc. The T'Boli jewelry is made from recycled brass.
Brass oxidizes over time because of the copper content. This gives the jewelry a 'vintage look' that is preferred by many. It is always possible to restore the original shine with cleaning.
Our tip is to keep wearing the brass jewelry for longer time. The oil from your skin will help clean and maintain your brass pieces. Also a shower or a dip in the ocean will help clean your jewelry.
Stainless steel and gold-plated stainless steel
Stainless steel is an alloy of iron. We use a high quality stainless steel that is made to last. It is highly polished to create the shiny silver look. When plated, a thin layer of 18K gold is applied to the outside of the stainless steel jewelry. Our plating is strong, so you can wear it in the shower of while taking a dip in the ocean, without worrying about your jewelry!
If every country has a gemstone, the Philippines would be the pearl, keeping its name the Pearl of the Orient seas. The archipelago has lovely varieties of white and freshwater pearls. We've scouted the Palawagan region and other parts of Philippines to infuse it with our jewelry.
Pearls, while they seem hard, are actually quite delicate and need to be handled with care. Avoid contact with perfumes and harsh chemicals. When pierced, pearls are no longer water proof so avoid to expose jewelry with pierced pearls to water. You can always clean pearls simply with a cloth. Store your pearls separately so other jewelry doesn't scratch them.