Beyond the visual factor of these pieces, material plays a key role in the line as Lagdameo strives to maintain these to be locally sourced. Compositions made from brass, bronze, silver, gold paired with shell, pearls, stones and local weaves like pina and jusi, the collection takes on a distinct personality very much like our own mix of the old traditions and currents sensibilities.
Drawing from her work as an interior designer and coming across collections of furniture, heirlooms and artifacts from around the archipelago- along with the history that comes with these pieces- taking note of all the stories, details, patterns and symbolisms that were represented by these pieces as these were telltale signs of provenance, age and use. This is what led to her greater appreciation for the local jewellry traditions, both pre-colonial and colonial, that spoke of artistry, devotion and impeccable skill. It wasn't long after that she decided to create her own designs utilizing original components such as tamburin beads, relicarios, crosses and chain pattern alongside tribal pieces like mother of pearl, wood and bone- in a modern aesthetic yet still in respect to the traditional format.
Gold Plated Silver Butterfly + Coin Pearl Earring
Gold Plated Silver Filigree and Pearl Drop Earring
Gold Plated Silver T-bead and Coral Drop Earring