If you’re looking to go a little more up-scale with your travel presents, pearls might be the answer. You can find lower prices for pearls in the Philippines, and the country is home to an incredible farm that produces the very rare and beautiful South Sea Golden Pearl.
Just south of Manila, in a province called Palawan, there are pearl farms that produce the golden pearl and its white counterparts. There are many retail locations of Jewelmer in Manila where the lovely national jewel can be purchased.
BEST GIFTS FOR
Pearls make a lovely gift for a wife or girlfriend, and can be a thoughtful gift for a mother or grandmother as well.
Most jewelry pieces do not weigh very much, so this one will be fairly easy to pack and bring home.
While the golden pearls can be much more expensive, more common pearl varieties can go from 100 – 1500 PHP for simple necklaces and earrings.
WHERE TO BUY
Jewelmer outlets located throughout Manila, and Kultura Filipino for simpler designs.