Amami Philippines

Payneta Necklace by Amami Philippines



Celebrating Filipino Heritage Jewellery by Amami Philippines 

We are proud to bring a selection of Amami's bestselling handmade, artisanal, and traditional pieces to Australia. Amami creations are an exemplar of the art of filigree, an indigenous technique where fine metal threads are expertly twisted and molded to form a beautiful, intricate design. Amami pieces are a Filipino legacy to be shared and celebrated between generations.

Payneta Necklace

Reimagining the traditional ornamental hair comb - the payneta. A peineta, or payneta, is a traditional decorative comb often worn by Filipina women of affluence to complete the traje de mestiza (often called the Maria Clara dress) that was popularized in 19th century Philippines. We hope to bring back the glamour of the past by finding new ways for you to #WearYourHeritage with pride. Our Payneta Necklace is classy, chic, and can be styled in so many ways. Tuck underneath a collared shirt to dress it up, layer with your existing necklace collection, or wear it on its own to highlight its striking intricacy.


  • Chain Length: Adjustable from 16" to 18" (41cm - 46cm)
  • Pendant Height: 0.6cm
  • Pendant Width: 5.5cm


  • Pendant: 985 pure silver coated in 24-karat gold
  • Chain: Sterling silver coated in 18-karat gold

Wear a piece of Philippine history with Amami

More about Amami Philippines

AMAMI is a social enterprise that celebrates the centuries-old jewelry traditions of the Philippines.

Through AMAMI, a passion project between two childhood best friends Christine Tiu and Danielle Tan, they are reintroducing this dying remnant of pre-colonial culture to younger Filipinos, while at the same time empowering its few remaining artisans so that the craft continues to live on for generations to come.

It is their mission to keep the tradition of handcrafted pre-Hispanic heritage jewelry alive and merge them into contemporary thinking and culture. We believe in empowering, providing sustainable livelihood, and creating opportunities for Filipino artisans.

Today, AMAMI works with over 20 artisans to create wearable art rich with stories and traditions of the Filipino people.