Micki began her love affair with jewellery when as a child, she would hunt for fallen seed pearls from the corners of her mother’s bedroom floor and swallow them, thinking they were candy. Being the daughter of a fine jeweller constantly exposed her to well-crafted jewellery from a young age.
She took up Industrial Design at the University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts, where she graduated cum laude and garnered an award for Best Thesis.
In pursuit of her dream of becoming a jewellery designer, she apprenticed under renowned Filipino jeweller Janina Dizon. She later received an international scholarship from the Gemological Institute of America, where she specialized in colored stones. She is currently certified as a GIA Accredited Jewellery Professional.
Her curiosity for combining whimsical forms with mother-of-pearl led to her being awarded the top prize at the Red Box Design Competition under the Fashion Accessories category at Manila FAME 2015.
In 2016, along with three other designers, she represents the Philippines as an exhibitor at London Fashion Week’s International Fashion Showcase, which celebrates up-and-coming designers from around the world.