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Even though most dads aren’t that expressive, it’s hard to deny that they are our life’s heroes and they deserve to be appreciated every day! So here’s a short guide with gift ideas to make our dads feel celebrated on Father’s Day:



If you’re dad’s the type who loves to wear accessories, then Alpha and Mateo are the perfect pieces for you! These two bracelets are from our Bestselling Leather Collection that’s timeless and customizable – you may add names, dates, or even messages on the rings of the bracelet!


(To shop Mateo, click here.)



(To shop Alpha, click here.)



A go-to for our dads a.k.a our best and favorite personal drivers – are our locket keychains, Tala and Little Oasis! These can be customized with a family photo and message inside – plus you can personalize the face of these lockets with your dad’s initials! This way he can always bring the whole family wherever he goes. 


(To shop Tala, click here.)


Vintage Gold Locket     

(To shop Little Oasis in vintage gold, click here; for brass, 18k gold plated and white gold, click here.)



Or you can stick to our classic leather and metal keychains – Desmond and Zafra, that are also fully customizable! You may add sweet nothings or thoughtful messages reminding him to drive safe always.

(To shop Desmond, click here.)


(To shop Zafra, click here.)


Bonus! If you want a really unique keychain, we can also engrave personalized artwork and handwriting like the ones below – Through our Handwritten Collection which you may order here!



In our opinion, this is the best personalized gift idea for the dapper dads out there! Our Tie Clip is a little but delicate piece that he can add to his sleek get up. 

(To shop our Tie Clip, click here.)



Lastly, if you’re looking for a versatile piece that your dad can keep in his office or library, give him a meaningful keepsake like the Memory Keeper which can immortalize beautiful family milestones or your favorite travel photos!

(To shop the Memory Keeper in all sizes, click here.)


Which one are you choosing? Better hurry! We have an ongoing sale for Father’s Day now. Check out our Instagram Page for more details.

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Every day, our dads work hard for us, so with Father’s Day around the corner, it’s time we celebrate them hard too! Here are some of the best #KwentongTatay submitted to us. Ready your tissues and brace yourselves for some tear-jerking stories!


The Dads who are raising strong kids on their own


I’m giving this to my daddy on my wedding day. I’m the only child and my mom passed when I was a young girl. My daddy raised me on his own. I want him to know that I’ll always be his baby girl no matter what, even when he’s going to give me away to my groom.


-Ruth C.


This is going to be a father’s day gift for our dad… It has been a rough time for us as our mom joined our Creator a few months ago after battling with cancer for almost 5 years. We all carry her love and memories with us everyday, and we just wanted to give our dad some trinket that physically carries that love and memory.


-Alanice G.


The Dad who showed us what love looks like


When I was a little girl, I remember that Papa was always repairing something at home or out in the fields. 


I never saw my dad drinking or taking a night out with the boys, all he did after work was taking care of his family. And every time Mama was upset he would never say anything, instead would look for ways to lighten her mood, then they stared at each other, beaming big smiles. 


They’ve been together for more than 50 years but they reminded me of newlyweds. It was such a soul-filled love.


This year, at the age of 72, death took Papa away from her. And I couldn’t imagine how painful it was to her. Her loving and caring husband, a good father to us, their children.


I’ll be giving her this piece as a reminder of Papa’s presence. That he’s still watching over her, lovingly & proudly smiling for her resilience and strength.


-Jezza S.


The Dad who’s also our best friend


He is my uncle but He is more than just a father and uncle to me, He is my best friend. My partner in crime. My hero. More than 3 years ago, He turned to be My angel. Back then, an angel without wings choose to take care of me for the past 22 years of his life and that Angel still guiding me when He got his wings. To my angel, I owe you a lot. I would not be who I am today if it were not for you. I will always love you from heaven and back.


-Abigail A.


The Dad that breaks generational traumas


He was a product of a failed abortion. He was molested when he was just a young boy. He grew up without a dad and only met him when he was already 14. He struggled with a lot growing up.


But here he is, a husband who loves genuinely, serves wholeheartedly, and leads our family according to what honors the Lord. He’s the kind of father who peppers our 1yr old son with kisses, and hugs, and tickles. 


He’s the kind of dad who always makes time and would stop whatever he’s doing when our son calls him to ask for help. He’s the kind of dad who would willingly turn the house upside down just to look for a lizard because our son asks to see one. 


He is an imperfect dad like everyone else is, but he is the perfect fit for our family.  


-Liane B.


The Dad who taught us kindness


My dad told us to always be kind. Don’t think of anything in return because somebody above will do it for you. Though he might be gone, his legacy and wisdom will remain forever in our hearts.


-Gem C.


The Dad who’s also our favorite driver


I lost my Dade last May and he was always excited to see me drive. He even bought me my first car before he left — and now, I want this pic of us to be with me every time I drive the car he gave me. 


Also, this will serve a reminder for me how he always drove for me before when I was young, bringing me to/from my school <3 Driving with you always, DADE!

-Kath A.


Want to celebrate your dad too? Check out our Father’s Day Gift Guide here.


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Meaningful Gift Ideas for Every Mom!

As we get older and hopefully, wiser, we realize that there really is nothing like a mother’s love. So, with Mother’s Day coming up soon, it’s perfect timing to give back and let our moms (or any mother figure in our lives) know that they are appreciated and celebrated!
Today, we’re featuring a short gift guide with some of the meaningful and thoughtful pieces that we can offer to every mom:
If you want to go for something elegant and timeless, then Cassandra and Amore are the perfect pieces for you. These two necklaces are from our Classic Collection and they are both customizable designs – which means you may add the names of the whole family!
Got a mom who loves to travel? Get her a personalized “Best Mom” luggage tag in lieu of the usual mugs. You may even add a special message or quote at the back of our Classic Luggage Tag to let her remember that she is dearly loved – no matter where she is.
Bonus! If you’re a family who has lots of travel photos, then Badges is perfect for you. These are surface magnets that your mom can use to display your favorite travel memories!
Consuelo and Sabel are locket necklaces that can be customized with a family photo and message inside – plus you can personalize the face of these lockets with your mom’s initials! This way she can always keep your family close to her heart – literally. These lockets are gold-plated and can be worn daily.
If your mom is a homebody and loves to decorate, then our Memory Keeper and Ceramic Photo Tile is the perfect bet! These pieces will surely brighten up the spaces in your home with beautiful memories of life milestones – whether small or big.
Finally, if you want something that’s really unique and special, immortalize meaningful handwritten messages and/or artwork in any jewelry or accessory with The Handwritten Collection which you may order / get a quote here. This is an entirely customizable design but we’re showing some of our favorites below:
So, have you decided which gift to get your best mom? We have an ongoing sale, kid! Check out our Instagram page for more details!
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Women’s month is such a special celebration for us here at Istorya because we’re an all-women and woman-led company!

We truly believe that after all the generations of struggles that strong women before us went through to get to a point where we can have a voice, become productive members of our society, and even lead businesses and nations – we deserve a whole month of recognition and celebration!  


So, before the month ends, we would like to feature some of the beautiful and empowering stories behind some pieces we made for clients that celebrate the strong, amazing women in their lives. 


A celebration of the homemakers:

My wife has been working for around 5 years. I want [her] to know that we are very thankful to have her, for all the sacrifices that she has done for us. I want her to be happy and to be healthy. We love her very much!

– Vance V.


To my energetic and talented mother-in-law who has since treated me as her own daughter, this legacy bracelet is to commemorate her passion and commitment in putting God and her family first above all else.

-Lourie L.


A celebration of the fearless women:


This is for my sister, @alysjamero, who will be leaving for Japan soon to be a nurse. It’s her first time being away from our family for a long time, and so I chose this design because she’s like a bird finally leaving the nest. We grew up not being apart from family. Our schools and universities had to be nearby, and we didn’t know how to commute until college. This journey is scary for all of us, especially for her, but there’s a bigger part of me that is nothing short of proud of her. – @wildhairoldsoul

-Angela B.


Getting this piece for my friend (and got one for myself too) who will be leaving for South Korea to do her grad studies there. I revisited her email to me when she was doing her missionary work in their church before the pandemic and I was reminded how both of us are doing service, and centering our goals to serve the people albeit in completely opposite approaches and settings. Now that she’s leaving again. I want her to be reminded of this.

-Jona T. 


A celebration of sisterhood:


We’ve known each other for almost a year but it feels like decades already. This is my simple gift to her to show my gratefulness for the sisterhood that we’ve built. I thank God for letting me meet a soul rarer than the rarest gem on earth. She is and will always be my one and only Soul Sister in this lifetime.



Buying this for a friend who’s a doctor and has struggled throughout the pandemic. Just wanted to give her a daily reminder that God is always with her through all of this madness. This also happens to be her favorite bible verse.

-Christian L.


A celebration of the strong women:


CLG is both mine and my mom’s initials. We lost her in death a few months ago and though I know I’ll always be broken moving forward, I want to continue going and growing and creating a life that I know she’ll be proud of. Somehow this locket will feel like I can keep a part of her, and that she’ll always be a part of me. Inside is our photo, and a scripture that represents the role she has unknowingly handed over to me, that being of a capable wife and mother, a role I know I won’t be able to live up to as well as she did. The locket will remind me to keep trying anyway.

-Chiara G.


They are my two children, my eldest and my youngest, who are now my two angels. One I lost right after giving birth and one I lost after his short five months here on earth. I hid their pictures in the deepest storage of my files because looking at them breaks my heart into pieces. I took them out today for this purpose. I live in pain everyday thinking what could have been but there is this glimmer of happiness from the time I carried them in my womb to the time I was able to take care of them, albeit too short. But as I grieve and heal, I take comfort in the thought that perhaps my children love their Inay so, so much they went down here on earth to spend just a little bit of time with me. I will forever carry them in my heart, and this locket is a physical representation of that.

-Karina A.

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Necklaces Chain Guide

Please use this guide for choosing your perfect necklace fit.

16 inches

The chain falls a little below the collarbone, great for horizontal tags and tiny pendants

18 inches

The universal length, also our default length. Goes well with small to bigger pendants.

20 inches

For those that want it slightly longer than normal length. Chain falls around the middle of your chest.

24 -32 inches

This length is perfect for layering and for necklaces with large pendants.

To know more about the chains we use, and the upgrades available – click here: Chains We Use



To get your wrist size:

You may use a measuring tape to determine your wrist size. If that’s not available, follow these steps

STEP 1: Take a string/cord/ribbon and wrap it around your wrist.

STEP 2: Cut the string and measure it against a ruler. That’s your wrist size

Here’s the size guide for our bracelets.


Classic Leather bracelet / Double Loop Leather bracelet

Regular: adjustable 6 – 7.5 inches

Large: adjustable 6.6 – 8 inches

Cord Bracelets

Extra small: 6.5 inches

Small: 7 inches

Medium: 7.5 inches

Large: 8 inches

*Please note that we will be adding .5 inches to the wrist size for a comfortable fit.



2.4 inches inner diameter (fixed size)


Charm Bracelets

7 inches

* 1-inch bracelet extender available upon request


Ysidra Cuff

The bracelet has a back opening and is adjustable.

Please note that you also have an option to customize the size of your bracelets.