Move into jewelry maximalism with these Filipino jewelry designers | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

The clean girl aesthetic trend has ruled over the style world for far too long. It’s time we usher in the era of jewelry maximalism


Jewelry is one of the most sound and fun investments you can make. Aside from being something you can pass on to the next generation, it’s also a great way to express your personal style and creativity (yes, like the bag charms trend). 

Your accessories don’t necessarily have to be the clean and minimalistic lines a la “clean girl aesthetic.” It can be loud and colorful to cater to your deepest, maximalist fantasies. There are all sorts of colored stones, settings, and styles that can make your pieces a cut above the rest, especially if you look to these Filipino brands and designers for your next purchase.  

If you’re looking for something more nature-inspired or abstract, these sets from Filipino jewelry designers will surely tickle your fancy. 

J Makitalo Jewelry

Joyce Ortiz Makitalo is the jewelry designer behind her eponymous brand. They describe their approach to jewelry as “mod archaic” and “retrofuture,” referencing the jewelry styles of the ’60s. There’s a lot of color and texture in her pieces, which can dress up any look. 

Tim Tam Ong Jewelry


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For people with more nature-leaning tastes, designer Tim Tam Ong finds a lot of inspiration in Philippine flora and fauna. Birds, flowers, and other creatures come to life in her designs with brightly colored precious stones and eye-catching settings. 

Natalya Lagdameo


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It would be impossible to mention tambourine jewelry without referencing the work of Natalya Lagdameo, who is one of the most sought-after designers in this style. While tambourine jewelry by itself isn’t necessarily maximalist, it can be with some strategic matching and layering. Aside from tambourine, she can also create different styles that cater to more classic tastes. 

Jul B Dizon Jewelry


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Jul B Dizon has been a pillar in the jewelry industry for decades, and both her designs and the brand continue to live on after the creator’s passing. The brand offers a wide array of styles, ranging from the sleeker but still maximalist lines of art deco to softer, nature-inspired designs. The brand also creates bespoke jewelry, so they can make your dream piece come to life. 

Janina for Jul Dizon Jewelry


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Following in the footsteps of her mother, Janina Dizon-Hoschka is designing jewelry under her brand, Janina for Jul Dizon Jewelry. Her pieces range from architectural to more ergonomic and abstract in taste, with lots of room for pops of color. Her delightfully chunkier designs are ideal for maximum maximalist expression. 

Hoseki Jewelry Art

Jewelry is a discipline of the arts, and Hoseki’s sculptural approach to design makes it even more evident. The brand’s designers Fai Co and Koi Esmane curate each unique piece with their signature style. Sleek sets and larger-than-life designs coexist in the brand’s collections, which only come out once a year. 



Header image from Tim Tam Ong, J Makitalo, and Janina Dizon Instagram

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