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ARAO Celebrates Philippine Independence Day With Hiraya

Last June 8, the Diamond Ballroom of the Ritz Carlton on Kowloon gathered a stylish crowd of Filipino residents and expatriates to celebrate the 126 year of Philippine Independence. Some of ARAO’s Women of Pearls were also present at the fundraiser gala. Among them were inspiring and empowered Filipinas like Shy Sala, Melissa Gecolea, Stacey Marcelo, Jaerey Velasco and Sarah Vee. 



L-R Mirabel Rosar, Jhell Palomaria and Sarah Vee


L-R Mirabel Rosar, Jaerey Velasco


L-R Grace Barbers-Baja, Mirabel Rosar



Some of the evening’s best-dressed were also spotted wearing fine South Sea Pearl jewellery from ARAO to compliment distinctive Filipiniana ensembles. HSBC Executive, Laine Santana, wore her Serena Earrings. Din Lim-Singzon was radiant in a timeless pair of Meg studs. Our Celeste earrings, striking mabe pearls set in 14k gold, served as a statement piece for Paula Yuhico. Paz Angeles, who wore an authentic Filipiniana outfit topped off her look with a pair Lucia earrings and a Tika (Flower) Pendant. ARAO’s Founder, MIrabel Rosar, who donned a chic black and silver ensemble sparkled in a pair of earrings from the brand’s Paradox 2 collection.



L-R Mirabel Rosar, Laine Santana, Stacey Marcelo


L-R Paula Yuhico, Din Lim-Singzon, Mirabel Rosar


L-R Paz Angeles, Mirabel Rosar


L-R Mirabel Rosar,  Rica and Eric Manuel

As a show of solidarity, the brand donated a pair of Meg South Sea Pearl Stud Earrings and a DKLK pendant for the night’s auction. Mirabel shares, “As a brand with deep roots in the Philippines, it is always important for us to contribute to causes that benefit the community and country. The pieces we selected for the auction draw much of its inspiration from Philippine culture or marine life.” Apart from the auction pieces, other iconic pieces by ARAO were on display during the gala. The booth showcased timeless collections like Paradox, Joanique and Una. Guests that night were also treated to travel jewellery cases from ARAO along with gift vouchers from the Ritz-Carlton Spa.