My preference for custom jewelry always border on the extreme, the statement kind, and the kulang-sa-pansin (needs-more-attention) pieces. When mom was in Manila a few weeks back, she handed me this pretty little thing from a store in Greenbelt and I was instantly in love.

Panopio Jewelry at Anna Rocha's Rocks in Glorietta

Anything that flouted convention is to be admired, adored and worshipped because not only you have the sole piece in history but you only have the sole design in the making of this fine thing in life, too – Panopio Jewelry.

Is this pretty? Perhaps a planned visit to Rocks will be up soon. I do want to check out their earrings and more of those charm jewellery. Keep posted for an FOTD photo of me wearing this necklace soon.

Panopio Jewelry is known for their loose faceted colored stones, diamonds, and beads. Victoria and Bea Panopio are the sisters behind Panopio Jewelry and is currently popular for being Manila’s go-to shopping preferences for exquisite custom-made jewelry. Although the sisters are in the business for four years, Victoria or Vicky and Bea held their first photo exhibit last August at Members Only that showcased their Pre-Holiday 2010 Collection.

“My sister and I wanted to experiment with bigger stones this time around. This is actually our first real collection,” says Vicky Panopio about her and her sister Bea’s latest endeavor*.

Philippine Fashion Photographer Kai Huang took the photos of nine of the Panopio sisters’ muses who were wearing pieces from their beautifully designed collection. With varied styles and lifestyles, the Panopio sisters’ muses at the Members Only exhibit were model and TV host Phoemela Barranda, entrepreneurs Camille Villar, Tina Navarro and Ruby Gan, makeup artist Jigs Mayuga, young ladies Lanielle Beverford and Celine Cruz, and designers John Paras and Czarina Villa.

One of the Panopio sisters’ muses wore the Les Tulieres stud earrings with mother-of-pearl and baroque pearls in sterling silver, P16,800, and the Les Tulieres ring with mother-of-pearl and baroque pearl in sterling silver, P9800, both from Panopio. You can pretty much have a guesstimate on their price ranges.

Check out Rocks at the Filipino Zone in Greenbelt 5 for one-of-a-kind colorful pieces designed by architect, interior designer, restaurateur and now jeweler Ana Rocha. Aside from the main line designed by Rocha, Rocks also showcases accessories by four promising Filipino jewelry and accessory designers. The Panopio sisters are one of those designers available at ROCKS, Greenbelt 5.

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**Text and photos by Kristine Roa. Reproduction without consent is not allowed.