Silver jewelry and accessories will always have a special place in my heart. It is a medium packed with character...sort of like gold's more rebellious cousin but still with its prestigious family upbringing intact. It has the ability to look polished when the need arises yet it prefers to be free and unpredictable but always maintaining an air of grace.
I like it best when it's allowed to be itself...hammered and molded by hand. I feel that this process turns it not just into jewelry but into wearable art sculptures.
And this is what Uno De 50 does best.
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Founded in the 1990s by a group of creative artists, the brand derived its name from its "50 pieces per design" only exclusivity. They started with just 10 employees but have grown to 400 workers since then. Despite their quick rise to success they still maintain the same quality and attention to detail since day one. Production has grown significantly but they still pay homage to their 50 piece tradition by releasing limited edition designs in the same amount each year.
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Their branches concentrate mostly in Spain where they have 51 and over 25 others scattered abroad in some of the world's top fashion capitals such as New York, Miami, Las Vegas, Paris, Milan, Rome, Amsterdam and now, Manila, Philippines...
I find it quite exciting to be included in the list...proves that the Philippines is slowly but surely turning into one of southeast Asia's own fashion capitals.
And anyone donning a Uno De 50 piece is sure to be catapulted into fashionista (or fashionisto?!) status.
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I had a chance to visit their newly opened store at the 3rd floor of SM Megamall's Fashion Hall and I was not disappointed.
They have a huge collection of styles on display and you'll surely find something to fall in love with doesn't matter if you're in the market for a delicate bracelet to add oomph to your existing arm party or a large statement piece to compliment your daily outfits.
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There's no shortage of gorgeous necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings and even watches and keychains for both men and women.
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|Browsing the store feels like stumbling across buried treasure.|
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I sneaked a visit in between Philippine Fashion Week shows so I could only spend a few minutes in the store to decide which piece to take home. It was so difficult to decide but luckily my eyes locked in with a chunky bracelet behind the glass display and that was it. I knew. It was love at first sight. :P
The piece I got was large enough to make a statement but simple enough to wear everyday. Pretty sure it's going to be a favorite of mine for many years to come. Can't wait to share it with you! :)
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So when you visit the Uno De 50 boutique, take your time, browse everything and let your heart make the decision for you.
for more info, you can visit: www.unode50.com