Top Cebuana Designer G Young of VERO captivates with “Meet Me Thursday,” a fine jewellery art exhibition of some of her best artisanal pieces.
Stepping into the enchanting ambiance of The Rizal Room at the Manila House Private Club, I was immediately immersed in a world of boundless artistic interpretations. These art pieces serve as conduits to engage with one’s inner self, resonating with thoughts and emotions. Fondly referred to as “G” by many, Gladys expressed, “This collection is, without a doubt, my favorite among all I’ve created.”
Aptly named ‘Meet Me Thursday,’ the day of her exhibition launch – the collection boasts some of G’sselect, if not the best, one-off pieces. “It’s mostly my one-of-a-kinds, and we’re bringing it to Manila to display for a limited time, so yes there’s an urgency – meet me Thursday.”
The fact that the collection holds a special place in G’s heart isn’t surprising, given the myriad collections she has curated during her illustrious 20-year career as a jewellery designer. The art exhibition is strictly by invite — and features an impressive collection of pieces that are delicate yet bold in character, a mix of the artist’s finesse and the material’s unyielding strength. ‘VERO embodies wearable art that radiates abundant character, offering a multitude of design possibilities to embrace diverse tastes and individuality.’
The VERO Founder envisions her pieces as a perfect match for empowered, chic, and versatile Filipina women brimming with confidence and courage. “Passion spells the difference. When you love what you do, it speaks that language. And while some call it talent, I call it drive.”
When questioned about her sources of inspiration, G draws her creative energy from audacious women who embrace risk without reservation. The designer herself understands the art of taking calculated risks. “Prior to delving into jewelry design, I worked in our family’s restaurant chain,” she reveals. “But art is what I love what I do, and I believe that I will be doing this forever. That’s what propelled me forward in this journey.” 20 years since pursuing her passion, the rewards prove that choosing passion wasn’t a mistake.
You can get your own VERO Jewellery at the VERO & ESCARIO store and showroom, located at Level 1, Ayala Center Cebu. For more information on VERO Jewellery, you can check their Instagram and Facebook account @verofinejeweller.