Ria Prieto reimagines luxury jewelry with new TESSERA collaboration entitled 'PLAY' | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

Luxury entices and elevates. The best jewelry with the finest craftsmanship out there makes its wearer stand out in a crowd amongst the most distinguished of individuals. The most elegant of accessory pieces complete the outfit, equipping one with confidence like no other. But arguably, it can be said it is one-dimensional, suited only for prestige—alluring and tasteful, but only that. 

Audacious enough to redefine preconceived notions, Ria Prieto has already changed our perception of luxury. Through her previous partnership with Jul B. Dizon and their “Skewed” collection, they’ve proven that simplicity and imperfection can make it in an industry defined by the perfect and the refined. She is ready to do so once again with her latest collaboration.

Combining the best of their unique characteristics, Ria Prieto, in collaboration with local jewelry leader Tessera, now brings about a brand new definition of luxury. The collection, aptly entitled PLAY, is an embodiment of the delight that accessorizing can bring, and how wearing jewelry can also become an enjoyable activity or outlet for expression and creativity.

Playfully redefining the finer things

PLAY is all about creating fuss-free jewelry versatile enough to style from day to night. Thoughtfully playful and exploring what it means to wear the most magnificent of pieces, Prieto wants to make jewelry more approachable and casual, without compromising quality and craftsmanship. She takes luxury outside of its bubble, fashioning its wearers with colorful, yet graceful pieces that they can wear no matter the occasion.

When asked about the design philosophy for the collection, Prieto explains that the idea of limitless mix-and-match pieces that can be bought singularly, as a pair, and as a whole set came to mind. Similarly, it was also important to her that anything customers choose from the collection would also seamlessly fall into place with any other pieces they already owned. Whether it’s an addition to stack or layer onto an existing look, or to wear on its own as a statement piece, each of the thoughtfully designed elements of PLAY are meant to complement the wearer in any occasion, mood, or look.

Drawing upon its years in the industry, Tessera fashions jewelry of enduring styles that are befitting of the distinguished. Known for crafting the “Three Stars and The Sun” ear cuff, as well as the “Alab at Dangal” ear cuff, and the “Pearl of the Orient” drop earrings, all worn by Catriona Gray on her winning night at Bb. Filipinas 2018 and Miss Universe 2018 respectively, Tessera promises masterful artistry that shines the brightest on the world’s stage.

On a collision course that bears fruit a collaboration for the ages that is built on the principles of inclusivity and authenticity, the pair comes together with promising whimsy pieces that are dazzling and uniquely expressive and guarantee quality and masterful craftsmanship. Showcase your true colors as you wear the luxury you rightfully deserve and awaken your latent feminine spirit with ‘Play’.

‘Play’ will be launched at the Tessera Rockwell Showroom from December 15 – 17.

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