In 1926, Santiago Lagman Ocampo, a modest salesman from Pampanga captained a rustic karitela and went door-to-door offering fine jewelry off his collection– and this is the beginning of Ocampo’s rich family history.
From a humble karitela, Santiago and his family set up their first jewelry loan business and several department stores across Luzon in the 1950’s. From a variant of fine jewelry, Santiago grew his merchandise to appliances, home wares, and apparels making him a household brand across the region.
To continue to the legacy and hard work of his father, the late Amada Ocampo- Gutierrez along with her husband Victor founded her own fine jewelry shop in the bustling city of Olongapo catering to the transient passengers, visiting service men, and merchants in the Subic Bay area. From just being a far-flung jewelry shop in Olongapo, it is now know the Ocampo’s Fine Jewellery.
In the 80’s, four of Amada and Victor’s eight children graduated from the prestigious Gemological Institute of America in California. Three of which, Vittsi, Louie, and Loo, earned their own degrees in Gemology while the youngest sister Dulzzi, a certificate in Jewelry Design. After completion of their fields of studies, each sought apprenticeship and honed his craft in various reputable institutions across America.
Not long after, these third generation gemologists and jewelry designer brought back with them their personal accomplishments and globally competitive artistry thus giving the already established Ocampo’s a breath of fresh ideals and innovative solutions in the 20th century fine jewelry trading. Working as one united entity, they added five more Ocampo’s Fine Jewelry branches in Robinsons Galleria, SM Mall of Asia, SM North Edsa, OCAMPOS MALL Bataan and HARBORPOINT Subic Bay – each aimed to capture a wider appreciation for their craft and family legacy.
Today, almost nine decades after Santiago’s humble beginnings in Pampanga, Ocampo’s Fine Jewellery is still deeply rooted in its vow to impeccable quality, lavish style, and personal service for which has been trusted by many generations. As its family history continues to evolve, Ocampo’s growing product line also takes its course in the change of time while still keeping its signature of excellence, timelessness, and quality.
Just as Santiago and Amada’s legacy served generations of families, Ocampo’s Fine Jewellery looks forward to serving future generations with our wide selection of fine jewelry providing the seal to celebrate love stories and happy endings.
Polished by Experience. Honed by Excellence. Cherished in Time.
We believe in happily ever after.