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Jewelmer Gala Dedicated to Cebu

from right: French Amb. Gilles Garachon, Jewelmer Manging Dir Jacques Branellec, Isabelle Garachon, Jewelmer Brand Mgr Jacques Christophe Branellec. Photo was taken during the Jewelmer Gala at the NBC tent last October 15, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

from right: French Amb. Gilles Garachon, Jewelmer Manging Dir Jacques Branellec, Isabelle Garachon, Jewelmer Brand Mgr Jacques Christophe Branellec. Photo was taken during the Jewelmer Gala at the NBC tent last October 15, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

Written and photographed

By Jude Bautista

Jewelmer Managing director Jacques Branellec asked for a moment silence before showing their 2014 collection at the Jewelmer Gala last October 15, 2013 at the NBC Tent. Branellec explained that a number of their employees are from Cebu, which was hit by a 7.2 earthquake along with Bohol and Negros earlier in the day. He spoke about nature’s wrath and more than anyone their business was dependent on the health of the seas and forests.

Fashion icon Apples Aberin at the Jewelmer Gala, NBC tent last October 15, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

Fashion icon Apples Aberin at the Jewelmer Gala, NBC tent last October 15, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

Designers from left: Francis Libiran, Jun Escario, Randy Ortiz, Ivarluski Aseron, Albert Andrada, Rhett Eala, Patrice Ramos Diaz, JC Buendia and Jojie Lloren. Photo was taken during the Jewelmer Gala at the NBC tent last October 15, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

Designers from left: Francis Libiran, Jun Escario, Randy Ortiz, Ivarluski Aseron, Albert Andrada, Rhett Eala, Patrice Ramos Diaz, JC Buendia and Jojie Lloren. Photo was taken during the Jewelmer Gala at the NBC tent last October 15, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

An indication of Jewelmer’s commitment to their people is the Employer of the year Award 2013 from Jewellery News Asia. Branellec added, “We would like to acknowledge the presence of Letitia Chao this is her work. She is the chair of the judging panel, founder of Jewellery News Asia. She is also the director of business development of the Jewellery Group of Asia, which organizes the Hong Kong Jewelry Fair with more than 4,000 exhibitors. Last year we won the Sustainability Initiative of the Year Award. This year we are the best Employer of the Year in our trade. This is something that makes us very, very proud. Thank you Jewellery News Asia, thank you Letitia.”

Jewelmer President Manuel Cojuangco presents the 2014 Joaillerie Collection at the Jewelmer Gala, NBC tent last October 15, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

Jewelmer President Manuel Cojuangco presents the 2014 Joaillerie Collection at the Jewelmer Gala, NBC tent last October 15, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Lifestyle Asia EIC Anna Sobrepeña and Tweetie De Leon-Gonzalez at the Jewelmer Gala, NBC tent last October 15, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

from left: Lifestyle Asia EIC Anna Sobrepeña and Tweetie De Leon-Gonzalez at the Jewelmer Gala, NBC tent last October 15, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

The Jewellerey News Asia awards states in their website, “Sustainability lies at the core of its business. As Jewelmer maintains a pristine and ecologically sound marine environment at its farms, fishing yield at nearby waters have increased from 3 kilos to 20 kilos daily… The company also operates the Save Palawan Seas Foundation Inc, which aims to provide coastal communities in Palawan with continuous assistance and environmentally sustainable livelihood alternatives to destructive fishing practices.”

from the ROSONE collection by Jewelmer, clothes designed by Jojie Lloren. Photo was taken during the Jewelmer Gala at the NBC tent last October 15, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

from the ROSONE collection by Jewelmer, clothes designed by Jojie Lloren. Photo was taken during the Jewelmer Gala at the NBC tent last October 15, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

from the ROSONE collection by Jewelmer, clothes designed by Jojie Lloren. Photo was taken during the Jewelmer Gala at the NBC tent last October 15, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

from the ROSONE collection by Jewelmer, clothes designed by Jojie Lloren. Photo was taken during the Jewelmer Gala at the NBC tent last October 15, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

from the ROSONE collection by Jewelmer, clothes designed by Jojie Lloren. Photo was taken during the Jewelmer Gala at the NBC tent last October 15, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

from the ROSONE collection by Jewelmer, clothes designed by Jojie Lloren. Photo was taken during the Jewelmer Gala at the NBC tent last October 15, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

In 2012 Chavelier Branellec was awarded the Legion d’Honneur by the French government. This year, Film Development Council of the Phil Chairman Briccio Santos will be receiving the same honor from Amb. Gilles Garachon.

from the MADAME POMPADOUR collection by Jewelmer, clothes designed by Francis Libiran. Photo was taken during the Jewelmer Gala at the NBC tent last October 15, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

from the MADAME POMPADOUR collection by Jewelmer, clothes designed by Francis Libiran. Photo was taken during the Jewelmer Gala at the NBC tent last October 15, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

from the MADAME POMPADOUR collection by Jewelmer, clothes designed by Francis Libiran. Photo was taken during the Jewelmer Gala at the NBC tent last October 15, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

from the MADAME POMPADOUR collection by Jewelmer, clothes designed by Francis Libiran. Photo was taken during the Jewelmer Gala at the NBC tent last October 15, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

from the MADAME POMPADOUR collection by Jewelmer, clothes designed by Francis Libiran. Photo was taken during the Jewelmer Gala at the NBC tent last October 15, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

from the MADAME POMPADOUR collection by Jewelmer, clothes designed by Francis Libiran. Photo was taken during the Jewelmer Gala at the NBC tent last October 15, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

The 2014 Jewelmer Joallerie Collection was presented by Jewelmer President Manuel Cojuangco to an audience, which included guests coming from China, Hong Kong, Europe, South America and United States. He said, “Its grouped under the concept journey of the senses. Briefly, this collection takes its inspiration from the notable epochs of our time. That way mirrors progression of life through time. Speaking of time it’s been 34 years since Jewelmer began its own journey that started in Palawan. A lot of things have happened since our early beginnings.”

from the GUIMARD collection by Jewelmer, clothes designed by JC Buendia. Photo was taken during the Jewelmer Gala at the NBC tent last October 15, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

from the GUIMARD collection by Jewelmer, clothes designed by JC Buendia. Photo was taken during the Jewelmer Gala at the NBC tent last October 15, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

from the GUIMARD collection by Jewelmer, clothes designed by JC Buendia. Photo was taken during the Jewelmer Gala at the NBC tent last October 15, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

from the GUIMARD collection by Jewelmer, clothes designed by JC Buendia. Photo was taken during the Jewelmer Gala at the NBC tent last October 15, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

from the GUIMARD collection by Jewelmer, clothes designed by JC Buendia. Photo was taken during the Jewelmer Gala at the NBC tent last October 15, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

from the GUIMARD collection by Jewelmer, clothes designed by JC Buendia. Photo was taken during the Jewelmer Gala at the NBC tent last October 15, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

Giving Pride to the Philippines has always inspired them, “We do try to share that golden Filipino spirit that you send out to us wherever we go. And I believe that our national gem encapsulates in its golden luster the many aspects of what is known to all and excellent in the Filipino. For behind its golden hued beauty is the steely commitment to hard work, perseverance and an aspiration to excellence. We enjoin you to celebrate that aspiration with us tonight.”

from the CHARLESTON collection by Jewelmer, clothes designed by Jun Escario. Photo was taken during the Jewelmer Gala at the NBC tent last October 15, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

from the CHARLESTON collection by Jewelmer, clothes designed by Jun Escario. Photo was taken during the Jewelmer Gala at the NBC tent last October 15, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

from the CHARLESTON collection by Jewelmer, clothes designed by Jun Escario. Photo was taken during the Jewelmer Gala at the NBC tent last October 15, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

from the CHARLESTON collection by Jewelmer, clothes designed by Jun Escario. Photo was taken during the Jewelmer Gala at the NBC tent last October 15, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

from the CHARLESTON collection by Jewelmer, clothes designed by Jun Escario. Photo was taken during the Jewelmer Gala at the NBC tent last October 15, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

from the CHARLESTON collection by Jewelmer, clothes designed by Jun Escario. Photo was taken during the Jewelmer Gala at the NBC tent last October 15, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

Apart from the Jewelmer collection the work of esteemed Filipino fashion designers graced the models on the ramp: Jojie Lloren, Francis Libiran, JC Buendia, Jun Escario, Patrice Ramos Diaz, Randy Ortiz, Rhett Eala, Ivarluski Aseron, Albert Andrada.

from the PETIT FLEUR collection by Jewelmer, clothes designed by Patrice Ramos Diaz. Photo was taken during the Jewelmer Gala at the NBC tent last October 15, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

from the PETIT FLEUR collection by Jewelmer, clothes designed by Patrice Ramos Diaz. Photo was taken during the Jewelmer Gala at the NBC tent last October 15, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

from the PETIT FLEUR collection by Jewelmer, clothes designed by Patrice Ramos Diaz. Photo was taken during the Jewelmer Gala at the NBC tent last October 15, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

from the PETIT FLEUR collection by Jewelmer, clothes designed by Patrice Ramos Diaz. Photo was taken during the Jewelmer Gala at the NBC tent last October 15, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

from the PETIT FLEUR collection by Jewelmer, clothes designed by Patrice Ramos Diaz. Photo was taken during the Jewelmer Gala at the NBC tent last October 15, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

from the PETIT FLEUR collection by Jewelmer, clothes designed by Patrice Ramos Diaz. Photo was taken during the Jewelmer Gala at the NBC tent last October 15, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

from the DOLCE ROSA collection by Jewelmer, clothes designed by Randy Ortiz. Photo was taken during the Jewelmer Gala at the NBC tent last October 15, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

from the DOLCE ROSA collection by Jewelmer, clothes designed by Randy Ortiz. Photo was taken during the Jewelmer Gala at the NBC tent last October 15, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

from the DOLCE ROSA collection by Jewelmer, clothes designed by Randy Ortiz. Photo was taken during the Jewelmer Gala at the NBC tent last October 15, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

from the DOLCE ROSA collection by Jewelmer, clothes designed by Randy Ortiz. Photo was taken during the Jewelmer Gala at the NBC tent last October 15, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

from the DOLCE ROSA collection by Jewelmer, clothes designed by Randy Ortiz. Photo was taken during the Jewelmer Gala at the NBC tent last October 15, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

from the DOLCE ROSA collection by Jewelmer, clothes designed by Randy Ortiz. Photo was taken during the Jewelmer Gala at the NBC tent last October 15, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

from the TROPICS collection by Jewelmer, clothes designed by Rhett Eala. Photo was taken during the Jewelmer Gala at the NBC tent last October 15, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

from the TROPICS collection by Jewelmer, clothes designed by Rhett Eala. Photo was taken during the Jewelmer Gala at the NBC tent last October 15, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

from the TROPICS collection by Jewelmer, clothes designed by Rhett Eala. Photo was taken during the Jewelmer Gala at the NBC tent last October 15, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

from the TROPICS collection by Jewelmer, clothes designed by Rhett Eala. Photo was taken during the Jewelmer Gala at the NBC tent last October 15, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

from the TROPICS collection by Jewelmer, clothes designed by Rhett Eala. Photo was taken during the Jewelmer Gala at the NBC tent last October 15, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

from the TROPICS collection by Jewelmer, clothes designed by Rhett Eala. Photo was taken during the Jewelmer Gala at the NBC tent last October 15, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

from the C’EST LA VIE collection by Jewelmer, clothes designed by Ivarluski Aseron. Photo was taken during the Jewelmer Gala at the NBC tent last October 15, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

from the C’EST LA VIE collection by Jewelmer, clothes designed by Ivarluski Aseron. Photo was taken during the Jewelmer Gala at the NBC tent last October 15, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

from the C’EST LA VIE collection by Jewelmer, clothes designed by Ivarluski Aseron. Photo was taken during the Jewelmer Gala at the NBC tent last October 15, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

from the C’EST LA VIE collection by Jewelmer, clothes designed by Ivarluski Aseron. Photo was taken during the Jewelmer Gala at the NBC tent last October 15, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

from the C’EST LA VIE collection by Jewelmer, clothes designed by Ivarluski Aseron. Photo was taken during the Jewelmer Gala at the NBC tent last October 15, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

from the C’EST LA VIE collection by Jewelmer, clothes designed by Ivarluski Aseron. Photo was taken during the Jewelmer Gala at the NBC tent last October 15, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

from the VIA ROSA collection by Jewelmer, clothes designed by Albert Andrada. Photo was taken during the Jewelmer Gala at the NBC tent last October 15, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

from the VIA ROSA collection by Jewelmer, clothes designed by Albert Andrada. Photo was taken during the Jewelmer Gala at the NBC tent last October 15, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

from the VIA ROSA collection by Jewelmer, clothes designed by Albert Andrada. Photo was taken during the Jewelmer Gala at the NBC tent last October 15, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

from the VIA ROSA collection by Jewelmer, clothes designed by Albert Andrada. Photo was taken during the Jewelmer Gala at the NBC tent last October 15, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

from the VIA ROSA collection by Jewelmer, clothes designed by Albert Andrada. Photo was taken during the Jewelmer Gala at the NBC tent last October 15, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

from the VIA ROSA collection by Jewelmer, clothes designed by Albert Andrada. Photo was taken during the Jewelmer Gala at the NBC tent last October 15, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

The Finale was spectacular projection matting on supermodel Marina Benipayo. All collections/themes were projected on her white dress designed by Francis Libiran. Photo was taken during the Jewelmer Gala at the NBC tent last October 15, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

The Finale was spectacular projection matting on supermodel Marina Benipayo. All collections/themes were projected on her white dress designed by Francis Libiran. Photo was taken during the Jewelmer Gala at the NBC tent last October 15, 2013. Photo by Jude Bautista

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