The chilly autumn wind failed to dampen the warmth of the Filipino spirit during the Jewelmer presentation of the “Le Miracle de la Perle d’or des Philippines (The Miracle of the Philippine Golden Pearl)” on November 7, 2007 at the Le Grand Amphitheatre of the Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle in Paris, France.
The event was the highlight of the on-going Perles exhibit at the Grand Gallery of Evolution of the museum.
A Jewelmer model wears golden Philippine South Sea pearl multistrand and floral mother-of-pearl brooches with pearls as hair accessories. (All images courtesy of Jewelmer.)
A Jewelmer model wears the “Decolletage” golden South Sea pearl necklace with dangling earrings.
Filipino leading saxophonist Michael Geuverra also arranged the music for the Jewelmer show in Paris.
It was a night to celebrate Philippine pride with the magical and mystical allure of the Philippine Golden South Sea Pearl taking centerstage and showcased through the best of European and Filipino jewellery design and craftsmanship, the timeless fashion designs of Rhett Eala, the beauty and elegance of top Filipina models, the word-class talents of Filipino performing artists led by the Queen of Philippine Jazz, Ms. Verni Varga, premier violinist Mr. Jay Cayuca, leading saxophonist and musical arranger Mr. Mike Guevarra, top percussionist Mr. Arween Nava and gifted keyboardist Mr. Nikko Rivera together with internationally-acclaimed Bayanihan Philippine Dance Company and Douglas Nierras’s Powerdance.
The audience was treated to a 45-minute journey to the colorful vistas of Philippine arts and culture thru vibrant interludes of songs, dances and fashion centered around the golden Philippine South Sea pearls.
Jewelmer models wear golden South Sea pearls during the “Fire” segment of the Jewelmer show.
Jewelmer 2007 image model Ms. Isabel Roces wears the “Petit Fleur” necklace and earrings composed of little floral hand-carved mother-of-pearls with golden keshi pearls while Ms. Bianca Valerio (left) wears the “Fontana” necklace which was especially made for the Paris show.
Jewelmer models proudly wear the Philippine national gem in this “Fire” segment.
Among the attendees of the affair were Philippine Secretary of Tourism Joseph Durano, French Senators and members of the National Assembly, Parisian-based jewellery industry players, the Philippine Diplomatic Corps headed by Philippine Ambassador to France, Jose Abeto Zaide, pearl lovers and aficionados from all over Europe and joined by top-jewellery houses and designers belonging to the elite Place Vendome area in Paris, France.
At the latter part of the successful evening, guests were then led by Bayanihan dancers and Filipina models to a candlelit path towards the Grande Galerie de l’Evolution du Muséum National d’ Histoire Naturelle for a special viewing of the Perles exhibit, then, later on to the cocktail soiree and musical concert at the Galerie’s balcony.
“The show was marvelous– from the production to the pearl jewellery. It was very enchanting evening! We hope we could be invited to the next Jewelmer show,” says passionate of gold pearls, jewellery designer Thierry Martin, one of the guests that evening.
Ms. Carole Grouesy who also witnessed the event expressed that “Jewelmer is the master of all “P”s of the marketing mix, the last “P” being for perfection!”
Jewelmer model, Ms. Bianca Valerio wears the “Fontana” necklace and bracelet composed of golden South Sea pearls.
The “Fontana” necklace was inspired by the vibrant flow of water from a fountain.
The transparent pearl dress composed of hundreds of white South Sea pearls makes a stunning presence alongside the “Wave” necklace worn by Jewelmer 2007 image model Ms. Isabel Roces (left).
Premier Filipino violinist Jay Cayuca serenades one of the Jewelmer models wearing a one-of-kind golden South Sea pearl necklace.
Different ways of wearing multiple strands were showcased here, first as a multilayered necklace with a necklace enhancer and second as stunning accent to a dress.
An exciting way to wear varying lengths of golden South Sea pearl strands is to combine pearl chokers with ropes accentuated with pretty floral mother-of-pearl brooches.
This wooden butterfly made of kamagong, a Philippine hardwood with handcarved polished mother-of-pearl and pearls showcases the versatility of golden South Sea pearls.
A Jewelmer model wears a one-of-a-kind Philippine South Sea pearl necklace, dangling earrings and ring composed of polished hand-carved mother-of-pearl with Philippine hardwood and golden pearls.
Jewelmer models strike a pose in their golden Philippine South Sea pearls and brown ensembles by Rhett Eala.
Premier Filipino violinist Jay Cayuca serenades one of the Jewelmer models in the “Wind” segment.