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  • The Miracle of the Golden Pearl - Jewelmer's 35th Anniversary Gala

    To Jewelmer, the golden South Sea pearl is no less than a national treasure. On Tuesday, The Miracle of the Golden Pearl, their 35th anniversary gala, represented the Philippines National Gem as nothing else could.

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    It was a splendid multi-arts runway showcase that was set in a play directed by Robbie Carmona and Elmer Lape?a. Angel Aquino and Arnold Reyes played the main characters in a story based on the elements. (Angel seen below as a goddess.)

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    The show included the Manila Philharmonic Orchestra, the University of Santo Tomas Singers, prima ballerina Lisa Macuja-Elizalde, beauty queens Shamcey Supsup and Venus Raj along with a dream group of dancers and models.

    With delightful assistance by the gowns of designer Rhett Eala, the golden Jewelmer gems were the true stars of the show. Jewelmer upheld their place as the finest of haute joaillerie with the most lavish and spectacular jewelry ? dramatic, yet wearable.

    As fabulous as the spectacle was, it couldn?t obscure Jewelmer?s true beauty -- their people ? warm as the lovely Philippines itself. They pour their hearts into sustainably growing their pearls -- the most beautiful of organic gems.

    The Jewelmer Leaders
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    Shamcey Supsup draped with pearls
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    Venus Raj in pearls on pearls!
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    Just when I think there is nothing new -- an open pearl corset!
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    Rhett Eala's regal coral print gown can only be outshown by the luminous beauty of masses of golden pearls
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    Another coral-design gown. Hair ornaments worthy of a queen.
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    A job well done!
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    A special thank-you to Alana Midlane, who shared her wonderful photography and to Kevin Canning of Pearls of Joy for suggesting the story.
    And to Jewelmer!

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