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Delicate charms for Moms

IEDA Ng, Pandora Phils. brandmanager; event host Issa Litton; Tricie Legarda; Pandora Phils. sales and marketing manager; and Riza Torres, marketing manager of Lucerne Group, local distributor of Pandora

There were carnations, lilies, snapdragons and daisies; in white, pink, fuchsia, purple and lavender. They hung from ceilings, adorned tables, incorporated in the spring-inspired dishes, on which nestled the filigreed jewelry and charms designed especially for moms. There was even a flower cart from which one could make a bouquet for Mom.

Posted: May 9th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Fashion and Beauty,Featured Gallery,Headlines | Read More »

Book with flowers and butterfly, birdcage with a heart–Wynn Wynn Ong creates charms with surprises

STORYBOOK pendant with leaves, web and spider

When designer Wynn Wynn Ong was rebranding her jewelry line, a 38-year-old client expressed her fascination with the pendant of a naked fertility boy with a tiny weenie, which was a sculpted version of a 19th-century Chinese antique symbol. Several years into her second marriage, the client had infertility issues. Hoping for luck, she bought the pendant.

Posted: May 2nd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Fashion and Beauty,Featured Gallery,Headlines | Read More »

Wear honesty, courage, compassion on your wrist

FREEDOM charm, joy charm dotted with crystals, green-hued prosperity charm

There was a time when every other woman wore a charm bracelet full of dangling golden charms. Each charm represented a special moment in her life, whether it be her first foreign trip, her engagement or the birth of her child. After a while though, charm bracelets seemed to lose their favor, and many of them were tucked away.

Posted: March 14th, 2014 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

Do amulets, charms and ‘anting-anting’ work?


Reader Lawrence Gonzaga sent in the following timely query: “With the recent celebration of the Chinese New Year, so many different charms, amulets and trinkets have proliferated in the market. And some of them are pretty expensive. My question is: Do these charms, amulets and trinkets really work?”

Posted: February 18th, 2014 in Columns,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

Beware of charms in Chinese New Year bearing harm

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Some Chinese New Year charms and accessories might not exactly bring good fortune.

Posted: February 6th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »