Murano glass jewelry is something I’ve been wanting to own for the longest time but haven’t really gotten around buying one because I’m not really sure if those available here are authentic murano made in Italy. Luckily, I discovered Miss Chic through my cousin. Chiqui, the woman behind Miss Chic fell in love with murano glass particularly with Millefiori, a glassware technique which uses distinctive decorative patterns on glassware. After years of being in love with Millefiori & murano glasses, Chiqui decided it’s time to bring Millefiori to Manila thus, Miss Chic was created July this year to carry unique and exclusive pieces.
Miss Chic is here to bring only exclusive and one of a kind pieces. The promise that all of the items posted on their website will always be unique, beautiful and authentic.
They also aim to inspire and love others and two of their collections are in support for breast cancer awareness & HIV awareness. Both advocacies are close to Chiqui, as she’s in a family who had battled and have battled cancer. Hopefully later on, patients with these illnesses can get support from the profits earned through these collections.
Red ribbon collection for HIV awareness.
Pandora Box collection. These are beautiful jewelry and watch boxes, all proudly Philippine made.
Now the flagship collection of Miss Chic and the reason behind the online retail store’s creation is the Murano glass collection. It offers six categories- three murano collections and three millefiori.
Murano Cross Pendant
Millefiori, which is the murano style Miss Chic carries, is one of the most recognisable pieces of Murano jewelry. It is also the most difficult to imitate or copy as Murano glass is created only in the island of Murano in Northern Italy. It is made of silica, lime, soda, and potassium heated and melted together until it reaches a liquid state. Once cooled and formed into murrine glass canes, the canes are then heated again in a furnace and then pulled until very thin, then shaped into discs. This complex process is what creates the lovely patterns in each Millefiori pendant. True to its name, Millefiori means “a thousand flowers”, which is really what you see in each Millefiori piece. And because these pendants are all handmade, no two pieces are exactly the same and each design of the Millefiori on Miss Chic is limited in stock.
Each Murano glass item comes with a guarantee of authenticity, so customers can be sure they are not buying just a cheap imitation. Miss Chic even encourages their customers to learn how to check authenticity & tips when it comes to taking good care of their murano or millefiori items. You can check it out HERE.
Now if you’re like Chiqui, who has been in love and is still in love with Millefiori, you need not to go to Italy or to the US to get as Miss Chic is giving away one here on the blog.
Three easy peasy steps to join our Miss Chic x Go Jackie Go Giveaway: Like & Follow, Choose-Post -Tag, Leave a Comment.
Choose which of the Millefiori pendant from Miss Chic do you want to have (choose HERE). Post the photo of the millefiori pendant you like on your Facebook OR Instagram profile with a sentence or two as to why you want to own one. Don’t forget to tag three friends who you think will love all things Miss Chic. Tag @misschic.ph & @gojackeigo and use the hashtag #GoJackieGoXMissChicPH
“I want this Millefiori 18 mm pendant because this reminds me of the moments I spent taking care of my children when they were both newborn babies. All those sleepless nights nursing & changing nappies are now memories I will forever cherish. @friend1 @friend2 @friend3 @misschic.ph @gojackiego GoJackieGoXMissChicPH”
Lastly, leave your full name, email address and the link to your post (whether Facebook or Instagram or both) via the DISQUS comment box on this post.
That’s it pancit!
This giveaway is open to all who reside in the Philippines only. It will run from today September 22, 2014 to October 13, 2014. Miss Chic & I will choose the winner and he/she will be notified on this post through a comment & will be emailed directly.
Are you ready to choose? 🙂 Go na and join!
In the meantime, if you want to do your Christmas shopping early, catch Miss Chic at the follow bazaars:
American Women’s Charity Bazaar
The Great St. James Bazaar, Ayala Alabang on November 27-30, 2014 from 9 am to 9 pm.