Sparkles from Kristine, two Kathys and Lilibeth
PERSONAL CHOICE - Frannie Jacinto (The Philippine Star) - November 9, 2016 - 12:00am

With the countdown to Christmas nearing fever pitch, it’s time to think of what gifts to give family and assorted friends. Sparkling gifts never fail to put a glow in our eyes, especially when they are made by these three lovely Filipinas who are truly standouts.

Kristine Dee always comes up with interesting pieces in her yearly exhibit.  A true artisan who originally was an industrial designer from the Pratt Institute, this jeweler always delights with her expertly done pieces that only use the finest precious and semi-precious stones set in 14-18k gold in her own atelier with prices starting at P80,000. Her fine eye for detail is exceptional — clients are truly satisfied with her fine taste.

Kristine is also adept at re-creating old jewelry pieces, giving them a stunning look as she incorporates her client’s old gold and stones.

(For more information on Kristine Dee: or

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Best friends Kathy Añover and Kathy Sarabia Babst strive to always push the envelope further as they highlight Filipino talent and artistry.  Their line of Kathy and Kathy Bespoke specializes in cameos, religious images, and filigree jewelry.  There are even cameo picture lockets that can hold photos of your loved ones.  Framed with pearls, corals, and gemstones, these beautifully set pieces can be worn by women of all ages and will definitely be treasured by succeeding generations.

The religious enamel medals are meticulously handpainted in Europe and one can choose images of various saints and members of the Holy Family.  A variety of different handcrafted frames are also available.

Gentlemen on your gift list are certainly not forgotten as Kathy and Kathy Bespoke also carries cufflinks, shirt studs, and money clips that can be personalized.  I am sure the special male in your life will be super pleased to receive them, with prices starting at P4,000 for sterling silver.

It is interesting to note that all their pieces can be custom-made in either gold-filled silver, 14k and 18k yellow, rose or white gold.  Chains come in various lengths.

(For more information on Kathy and Kathy Bespoke: Call 0917-7199224; email,

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Lilibeth  Campos’ jewelry line is called Elizabeth C and her beautiful bijoux look a lot more expensive than they really are. The items are affordable because she uses semi-precious stones set in sterling silver or vermeil to keep prices low.  Stunning pieces look like a million bucks, yet start at only P8,000.

Always well-groomed, Lilibeth is a mainstay in the top bazaars this holiday season and is a favorite of the best-dressed set.

(For more information on Lilibeth Campos: Call 0917-8911650, email

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