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Kathy & Kathy Makes Us Fall In Love With Filipino Jewelry Again

Kathy & Kathy: Owners Kathy Sarabia-Babst and Kathy Gregorio-Añover


Picking out jewelry is considered one of the most personal things a person can do when it comes to shopping. You can easily pick out a jacket or a pair of killer heels from the mall, but picking out jewelry entails time and a lot of consideration before deciding to acquire a piece.



At Kathy & Kathy, the art of purchasing and collecting jewelry is far more than just an "investment". "We would like to bring back how people choose the pieces of jewelry to purchase", says the owners. To them, choosing jewelry entails evoking an emotional appeal, over simply considering value.

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The brand was born in 2014, and has been creating custom jewelry since then. Both Kathy & Kathy are Ilonggas, and they make sure this influence is seen in their designs, combined with their clients' personal preferences. The product is a unique keepsake for generations to come.

Craftmanship is an important keyword in the Kathy & Kathy brand. With in-house artisans that log in hours upon hours of handywork on each piece, you are sure to purchase a piece of quality and dedication. Such value justifies each piece further, for you know it was done with utmost care and passion. "Apart from the striking aesthetic that is evident in the smallest details, we take pride in the fact that there are no shortcuts or mass production in our workshop."


Tootsy Angara, a Kathy & Kathy muse


Speaking of craftmanship, Kathy & Kathy's artisans are skilled in Filigree, the purely handmade art of pulling gold into threads most popularly used in making Tamburin jewelry. This art form is not limited to traditional Tamburin necklaces though, as they incorporated Filigree in their original designs as well.



What started as a personal service for bespoke pieces has now evolved into a fully-operational showroom in Makati meant for scheduled appointments with clients. The showroom showcases most of the brand's collections and design prototypes. 


Nicole Ortega, another one of Kathy & Kathy's muses


To see more from the launch, check out our gallery below:




Gallery photos by author. Additional model photos courtesy of Kathy & Kathy.
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