Pinay jewelry designer Joyce Makitalo’s ring featured in US Vogue’s March issue

Joyce Makitalo’s ring in the US Vogue editorial entitled "The Life Rhapsodic." Screencap from


A chunky, multi-colored ring by Filipino designer Joyce Makitalo was featured in a US Vogue editorial out this month, reports The editorial entitled "The Life Rhapsodic" shows model Jordan Dunn wearing the Rondel Subo Ring with her arm around Grammy award-winning singer John Legend.


A closer look at the Rondel Subo Ring. Screencap from


From Makitalo’s Shardboneteeth collection, the ring is a hand-worked brass design dipped in 24-karat gold and accentuated with amethyst and malachite stones. An avid reader of Vogue, she told that she was surprised to find her piece in this month’s issue with Lady Gaga on the cover. "I’m as exaggerated as my pieces-I cried when I saw the page! I’ve seen my work in other foreign magazines, but to be in Vogue is just crazy!"

One of Preview magazine’s 2009 Designers to Watch, Makitalo specializes in bold jewelry made from irregularly cut semi-precious stones set in brass. Her pieces are carried by Firma, the House of Laurel and Rustan’s in Makati, and can be found online at

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