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Named after the late scholar, educator, and activist who fought for recognition and preservation of Fil Am history in Stockton, the Dawn earrings are a chandelier hoop inspired by the aesthetics of traditional artisinal Filipino jewelry. These filigree hoops with clear quartz are adorned with dangling strands of gold-plated beads and citrine, garnet, and lapis lazuli to represent the colors of the Philippine flag.

About the Namesake: 

The late Dr. Dawn Mabalon was a dedicated historian who devoted her career to the preservation and documentation of Filipinx American History in Stockton, CA. After completing her undergraduate studies and learning about her very own Stockton Fil Am community in the classroom, she returned to her hometown and founded Little Manila Rising. During this time, the last remaining buildings in Little Manila, once home to the Manong/Manang generation of Filipinx farmworkers who had immigrated in the 1920s and 1930s, were facing demolition. This disregard for the legacy of Filipinx farmworkers, whose back breaking labor had been instrumental in establishing California as a global agricultural center, spurred Ate Dawn's activism. Little Manila activists vehemently opposed the redevelopment of the area and successfully convinced the city of Stockton to designate it as a historic site. Ateh Dawn's dedication extended beyond Stockton, as she worked tirelessly to share the stories of Filipinx farmworkers with the wider public. Her seminal 2013 publication, "Little Manila is in the Heart: The Making of the Filipina/o American Community in Stockton, California," stands as a testament to her enduring legacy.


clear quartz 

Clear Quartz, a magnificent crystal known as the "Master Healer," radiates pure and powerful energy that brings clarity, amplification, and balance to all aspects of your being. It is a stone of manifestation, enhancing your intentions and aligning them with the universal energy. Clear Quartz purifies and cleanses the energy field, removing blockages and facilitating the free flow of energy. It harmonizes the chakras, revitalizing and balancing the mind, body, and spirit. This crystal also enhances spiritual awareness, opening pathways to higher consciousness and spiritual growth. Clear Quartz is a versatile crystal that can be programmed for specific purposes and amplifies the energies of other crystals. By embracing the pure energy of Clear Quartz, it will illuminate your path, magnify your intentions, and bring clarity to your journey of self-discovery.


Garnet, a fiery gem ablaze with passion and vitality, ignites the soul with its captivating energy. Like a magnetic force, it fuels your inner fire, infusing you with purpose, motivation, and physical energy. Garnet empowers you to embrace your true seld and walk the path of self-confidence and strength. It's a talisman of abundance, aligning the universe to shower you with prosperity and positive relationships.


Citrine, a radiant gemstone glowing with golden hues, exudes the warmth of the sun and the energy of abundance. It is a crystal of joy and positivity, inviting success, prosperity, and manifestation into your life. Citrine's vibrant energy clears away stagnant energies, promoting a sense of clarity, motivation, and self-confidence. It uplifts the spirit, dispelling negativity and infusing your being with optimism and enthusiasm. Known as the "merchant's stone," Citrine attracts wealth and abundance, stimulating creativity and bringing forth new opportunities. Embrace the radiant energy of Citrine and let it illuminate your path, igniting your inner fire and empowering you to manifest your dreams.

lapis lazuli

Adorned with deep blue hues and gorgeous golden flecks, Lapis Lazuli carries the wisdom of the cosmos within its captivating depths. It resonates with a regal energy, invoking inner peace, spiritual enlightenment, and profound self-discovery. Lapis Lazuli opens the gateway to higher consciousness, connecting you to the divine realms and expanding your spiritual awareness. It stimulates clarity of thought, enhancing intellectual abilities and intuition. With its calming vibrations, Lapis Lazuli soothes emotional turmoil and brings harmony to the mind, fostering deep inner serenity. Allow the celestial essence of Lapis Lazuli to guide you on a transformative journey of self-reflection, spiritual growth, and the pursuit of truth.

Jewelry Materials 

brass filigree hoop + 14k gold plated cube beads + 14k gold plated hypoallergenic ear wires 

Important Notes 

These earrings are made with raw brass and gold-plated brass components. Over time, the brass may oxidize or the gold plating may wear off, which may cause a change in color. To avoid tarnishing, please practice proper jewelry care by storing your jewelry on a hanging display when not in use and avoiding contact with liquids/chemicals.