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Adeva Jewellery (AJ) is the result of Maria Adeva’s affection for aesthetics and value embodied by a well-crafted piece of jewellery.

Growing up in Iligan while surrounded by its majestic waterfalls, Maria started developing her business acumen while helping her parents Benjamin Llauder Adeva and Rosa Halili Adeva run the well-known Patio Alejandra in downtown Iligan. It was her mother’s enthusiasm for collecting jewellery that inspired Maria’s fascination with all things pleasing and precious.

The value of well-curated jewellery was further impressed upon Maria when her parents were able to use parts of her mother’s collection as collateral to partially finance their rebuilding after the restaurant burned down in 2009. This allowed them to move forward and pivot their business to a scale fitting their current situation.

Throughout her life after the fire, Maria further honed her business expertise in various endeavors in Iligan and Metro Manila. Mostly finding success, she often found herself less than completely fulfilled with the state of her otherwise successful ventures. Spurred on by the desire to merge her passion for fine jewellery with her business enterprises, she was able to grow her stock and operations and open a shop in Tomas Morato, Quezon City in 2018. Continuous growth and sales, coupled with forging a partnership with her dedicated craftsmen allowed Maria to further expand her company. Maria was able to invest in a diverse array of equipment and testers that allowed Adeva Jewellery to ensure the quality of the pieces they offer as well as provide a wide range of services to enhance and maintain your jewellery. 

Maria’s commitment to improving her stock in the jewellery trade, led her to acquire her Certificate on Diamond Essentials from the Gemological Institute of America at the Robert Mouawad Campus in Carlsbad, California on October 06, 2017. Through her brilliant leadership, Adeva Jewellery was conferred the Q Asia Seal of Product and Quality Service during the 14th Q Asia’s National Product Quality Excellence Awards (2017-2018). Launching adevajewellery.com in 2018 further expanded the company’s reach.

Adeva Jewellery offers a wide selection of GIA Certified Diamonds, various Gemstones, RTW Pieces, statement jewellery, as well as an exceptional collection of Engagement Rings, Wedding Bands, and Wedding Ring Sets available for purchase.


Seeing a lot of things you like but not quite checking all the boxes? Adeva Jewellery will also work with you to create and bring to life what you imagine to be the perfect piece.

Adeva Jewellery 
𝓕𝓻𝓸𝓶 𝓨𝓸𝓾𝓻 𝓘𝓶𝓪𝓰𝓲𝓷𝓪𝓽𝓲𝓸𝓷, 𝓣𝓸 𝓞𝓾𝓻 𝓒𝓻𝓮𝓪𝓽𝓲𝓸𝓷.