Birth of Mestiza
“Mestiza” is a term embraced in the Filipino community as a way to describe a person of mixed ethnicities. Founder, Ashley Paloma, heard this term directed at she and her siblings growing up, which contributed to this word becoming a central part of her identity. Mestiza Original’s style is heavily influenced by a Mexican, Filipino, Chinese, Burmese and Catholic upbringing.
Geodes, at the center of every design, are an ode to her childhood home in the beautiful state of Washington. Hawaii has been Ashley Paloma’s ‘chosen’ home for many years, drawing inspiration from the island elements in many of her designs.
Each piece is unique and well-made. The quality is amazing for the price. Each piece is 24 karat gold-filled instead of plated which makes the quality and piece last longer. I never have to worry about getting the weird green look around my neck or fingers. You have found a loyal customer for life.
I wear my matte stretch bracelet everyday. I love that it literally goes with everything and I never take it off. It goes with my style perfectly and is high-quality stuff.
Mestiza Originals is one of the best small businesses I have ever worked with. I have ordered beautiful custom pieces I get compliments on all of the time! The quality is impeccable and the pieces are gorgeous. They are incredibly high-quality and unique! Turn around time and shipping are very fast!