Gretchen Barretto was recently named pearl ambassador for international luxury brand Jewelmer, known for its shiny, golden South Sea pearls.
On January 7, 2022, Gretchen revealed in a video posted to her Instagram account that she received a plaque signed by Jewelmer owners Jacques Branellec and Manuel Cojuangco themselves.
Manuel is the cousin of Ramon Uychuico Cojuangco Sr., the father of Gretchen’s longtime partner, Tonyboy Cojuangco.
Recognition was presented to her after she purchased her new princess-style pearl necklaces and a pair of gold South Sea pearl earrings from the brand.
She exclaimed in the video after the plaque was presented to her, “Oh, wow! What’s my special talent to deserve the plaque?”
In the caption of her post, Gretchen wrote, “@jewelmer @jacquesjewelmer [emoji] Endless gratitude [emoji] my love affair with the golden pearl of the south seas lives on [emoji]”
Gretchen also received a special gift from the brand.
Gretchen also thanked Tonyboy in her caption, “thank you Dada for yielding to my [emoji] for everything @jewelmer [emoji] PEARL AMBASSADOR [emoji]”
It wasn’t the first time the 51-year-old actress had received a plaque from Jewelmer. She was also named the brand’s pearl ambassador in 2017.
Jewelmer has enlisted personalities as “Pearl Ambassadors” to help raise awareness of the protection and preservation of the Philippine seas, especially those of Palawan, where the South Seas Pearl Farm of the Philippines is located. Brand.
Gretchen has been dubbed by netizens the “Queen of Pearls” for wearing layers and layers of pearls in different shapes, colors and sizes.
She usually wears at least two strands of pearl necklaces.
A princess style 13-16mm white pearl necklace from Jewelmer has an average price of 64,000 USD or 3,298,624 PHP.
Meanwhile, a single rope collar costs at least PHP 8 million.
Gretchen has revealed that her love affair with pearls began when her daughter Dominique Cojuangco was just ten months old.
In a now-deleted Instagram post, she wrote, “My daddy [husband Tony Boy Cojuangco] bought 2 sets of necklaces and earrings in time for Dominique’s 1st birthday.”
Gretched used to show off her pearl accessories on her previous Instagram account, which she revealed was hacked in November 2021.
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