TambourineJewelry

Wear a piece of history- vintage jewelry and collectibles

Manila, Philippines · 152 Sales

TambourineJewelry

Wear a piece of history- vintage jewelry and collectibles

Manila, Philippines 152 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
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Shop owner

Mireille

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Announcement   Welcome to Tambourine Jewelry! I sell vintage jewelry like Philippine-made rositas earrings, lansadera rings, antique tamborin necklaces and other collectibles sourced mostly in the Philippines although I do have a couple of items originating from other countries as well.

Vintage jewelry from the Philippines are mostly handcrafted. The slight imperfections give them character and appeal. :)

You can send me an email at TambourineJewelry [!at] gmail.com or through Etsy conversations (convo).

I also offer layaway arrangements for items above $100. A 30% non-refundable downpayment will be required for me to reserve the item for you. The balance should be paid in full within 60 days- we can work out a payment schedule and I will send you invoices for those payments. If the balance is not settled in 60 days, I would have to remove the reserve listing and sell the item. Please contact me if you would like this option.

You can also check out my blog at: http://tambourinejewelry.wordpress.com/ or click "like" to my Facebook Page that's TambourineJewelry to have instant access to new listings, promos and other announcements.

You may also reach me through my mobile phone at (63) 917 808 7070. I'm on Viber as well. Please note that there is a 12-hour time difference between Etsy (New York) and the Philippines though. :)
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Press:

Spot.ph
Best of Manila 2014
http://www.spot.ph/print_article.php?id=58010&post_name=best-of-manila-2014-buy-try-2


Is it Real or Not? Philippine Daily Inquirer November 14, 2014
http://lifestyle.inquirer.net/177000/is-it-real-or-not

Is Your Vintage 'Tamborin' Real Or Not? The Manila Times September 27, 2014
http://www.manilatimes.net/vintage-tamborin-real/129934/

Heirloom Pieces: The Happy Lab Blog September 19, 2014
http://www.thehappylab.com.ph/latest-post/heirloom-pieces-tambourine-jewelry/

A Piece of History: Manila Bulletin September 11, 2014
www.mb.com.ph/a-piece-of-history/

Is it Real or Not? Manila Bulletin September 12, 2014
www.mb.com.ph/is-it-real-or-not/

EtsyMom Team- Featured Etsy Seller February 15, 2014
http://www.etsymomteam.com/2014/02/featured-etsy-seller-tambourine-jewelry.html

ANC ShopTalk TV Interview: July 19, 2013
https://anc.yahoo.com/news/antique-jewelry-retains-sheen-082040530.html

Stories Set in (Precious) Stones: Cebu Smile Magazine June 2013
http://www.cebusmile.com/features/2013/06/stories-set-in-precious-stones

Happy shopping!

Announcement
Last updated on Apr 14, 2016

Welcome to Tambourine Jewelry! I sell vintage jewelry like Philippine-made rositas earrings, lansadera rings, antique tamborin necklaces and other collectibles sourced mostly in the Philippines although I do have a couple of items originating from other countries as well.

Vintage jewelry from the Philippines are mostly handcrafted. The slight imperfections give them character and appeal. :)

You can send me an email at TambourineJewelry [!at] gmail.com or through Etsy conversations (convo).

I also offer layaway arrangements for items above $100. A 30% non-refundable downpayment will be required for me to reserve the item for you. The balance should be paid in full within 60 days- we can work out a payment schedule and I will send you invoices for those payments. If the balance is not settled in 60 days, I would have to remove the reserve listing and sell the item. Please contact me if you would like this option.

You can also check out my blog at: http://tambourinejewelry.wordpress.com/ or click "like" to my Facebook Page that's TambourineJewelry to have instant access to new listings, promos and other announcements.

You may also reach me through my mobile phone at (63) 917 808 7070. I'm on Viber as well. Please note that there is a 12-hour time difference between Etsy (New York) and the Philippines though. :)
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Press:

Spot.ph
Best of Manila 2014
http://www.spot.ph/print_article.php?id=58010&post_name=best-of-manila-2014-buy-try-2


Is it Real or Not? Philippine Daily Inquirer November 14, 2014
http://lifestyle.inquirer.net/177000/is-it-real-or-not

Is Your Vintage 'Tamborin' Real Or Not? The Manila Times September 27, 2014
http://www.manilatimes.net/vintage-tamborin-real/129934/

Heirloom Pieces: The Happy Lab Blog September 19, 2014
http://www.thehappylab.com.ph/latest-post/heirloom-pieces-tambourine-jewelry/

A Piece of History: Manila Bulletin September 11, 2014
www.mb.com.ph/a-piece-of-history/

Is it Real or Not? Manila Bulletin September 12, 2014
www.mb.com.ph/is-it-real-or-not/

EtsyMom Team- Featured Etsy Seller February 15, 2014
http://www.etsymomteam.com/2014/02/featured-etsy-seller-tambourine-jewelry.html

ANC ShopTalk TV Interview: July 19, 2013
https://anc.yahoo.com/news/antique-jewelry-retains-sheen-082040530.html

Stories Set in (Precious) Stones: Cebu Smile Magazine June 2013
http://www.cebusmile.com/features/2013/06/stories-set-in-precious-stones

Happy shopping!

Mireille

Contact shop owner

Mireille

Vintage 10K White Gold Bracelet with Diamonds
US$450.00
Round Sterling Silver Locket
US$79.00

Updates

So excited to show you my latest finds! Check out that big tamborin necklace and those hard to find tamborin earrings! I got these from a guy who hails from Ilocos Norte. It belonged to his maternal grandmother. Will post them soon them on my website.
What's more romantic than proposing with a ring that has already stood the test of time?
Though most antique Philippine-made rings were unmarked, here are some things you can look out for:
1.Low grade gold (8K)
2.Top part is silver to show off the diamonds as white gold wasn't invented yet.
3.Craftmanship-check out the detail of these rings
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About

Wear A Piece of History

Forget about the value, for me antique used to mean creepy. Until I took a second look at Philippine tamborin necklaces. They didn't look creepy, in fact, they looked very nice. I never really understood it until I discovered its origin and the painstaking process of how it was made. I love how it survived after all these years and how it's part of my cultural history.

So now I'm always on a treasure hunt and I love to share what I find along the way. There's nothing like old jewelry that takes my breath away.

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Brief History of the Tamborin Necklace:

In Spanish-colonial times, jewelry like crucifixes replaced the talismans worn by native Filipinos. To the converted Filipinos, it was not only a way to show their new Christian faith, but also to adorn themselves while still following austerity measures imposed by the Spanish regime.

Filipinos began wearing crucifixes and scapulars along with tamborin necklaces. The “tamborin” is a traditional Filipino necklace patterned after the rosary. The neckpiece itself followed the rosary bead pattern, but by the early 1900s, different styles and patterns came out. Even the relicario or reliquary that served as the pendant of the tamborin which originally had religious designs, started to feature nature-inspired themes like flowers or leaves. While most tamborins were made of gold, materials like silver and brass were also used.

These beaded necklaces became heirlooms. Sadly, there are only a small number of authentic gold tamborins remaining today, as most have been melted and turned into modern jewelry, or the beads were divided among the family members, and many of the necklaces have missing components.

Tambourine Jewelry seeks to revive this delicate lost art by offering pieces that are in their original condition along with some gently up-cycled jewelry using preserved vintage components.
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PRESS:

Spot.ph
Best of Manila 2014
http://www.spot.ph/print_article.php?id=58010&post_name=best-of-manila-2014-buy-try-2

Is it Real or Not? Philippine Daily Inquirer November 14, 2014
http://lifestyle.inquirer.net/177000/is-it-real-or-not

Is Your Vintage 'Tamborin' Real Or Not? The Manila Times September 27, 2014
http://www.manilatimes.net/vintage-tamborin-real/129934/

Heirloom Pieces: The Happy Lab Blog September 19, 2014
http://www.thehappylab.com.ph/latest-post/heirloom-pieces-tambourine-jewelry/

A Piece of History: Manila Bulletin September 11, 2014
www.mb.com.ph/a-piece-of-history/

Is it Real or Not? Manila Bulletin September 12, 2014
www.mb.com.ph/is-it-real-or-not/

EtsyMom Team- Featured Etsy Seller February 15, 2014
http://www.etsymomteam.com/2014/02/featured-etsy-seller-tambourine-jewelry.html

ANC ShopTalk TV Interview: July 19, 2013
https://anc.yahoo.com/news/antique-jewelry-retains-sheen-082040530.html

Stories Set in (Precious) Stones: Cebu Smile Magazine June 2013
http://www.cebusmile.com/features/2013/06/stories-set-in-precious-stones

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  • Mireille

    Owner, Maker, Curator

    I used to make costume jewelry for tweens but after a few years, I decided to move to fine jewelry. Curating and up-cycling vintage jewelry is what I enjoy doing right now. Next stop, designing my own fine jewelry!

Shop policies

Last updated on April 23, 2016
Welcome to my shop! Vintage and antique jewelry from the Philippines are mostly handmade (although some of the items here come from other places as well). The intricate details are truly remarkable.

Happy shopping! :)

Accepted payment methods

Payment
For international buyers:

1. Payment is via PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account, you can use your credit card. Paypal is just the gateway for credit card payments. For more help, please click on this link:
http://www.etsy.com/help/article/361

2. I can also accept payments through Western Union

For local buyers:

I can accept cash bank deposits or meet-ups- please send me a message through Etsy conversation (or convo), email at TambourineJewelry [!at] gmail.com or through my mobile phone at +63 9178087070 so we can work something out. I'm also on Viber.
Shipping
International:

Item will be shipped with tracking number as soon as payment is cleared but it will take 2-3 weeks (rarely up to 6 weeks) since the item will be coming from the Philippines. This has no insurance.

Faster shipping with insurance is possible but with additional fee. Please send me a message via email (TambourineJewelry@gmail.com) or Etsy conversations (or convo) for rates to your country.

If you are interested with multiple combined shipping, please contact me beforehand for the rates to help you save on shipping fees.

Please note that custom duties/taxes vary per country and will be shouldered by the buyer. Please understand also that possible delays caused by your local customs is beyond my control.

Local:

Item will be shipped with tracking number as soon as payment is cleared. It will take 1-2 days within Metro Manila and 2-3 days for provincial destinations. Insurance is also available for a minimal fee.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are not happy with your purchase, please contact me within 5 days after receiving the item. It must be returned in its original condition (item should not have been altered or re-sized) and packaging. I will refund your payment but shipping costs cannot be refunded.

I'm in this for the long haul so building trust among my buyers is very important to me. Please don't hesitate to get in touch with me for any concerns about your purchase.
Additional policies and FAQs
I also offer layaway arrangements for items above $100. A 30% non-refundable downpayment will be required for me to reserve the item for you. The balance should be paid in full within 60 days- we can plan out a payment schedule and I will send you invoices for those payments. If the balance is not settled in 60 days, I would have to remove the reserve listing and sell the item. Please contact me if you would like this option.

For higher-priced items, I can lengthen the layway period. Let me know and we can work something out.