About Kislap

My love letter to the Motherland

Meet Kat Lasam Ong

Owner / Creator


Hi there! I'm Kat Lasam Ong, currently based in Chesapeake, Virginia with my husband and two amazing children. I have been an artist my whole life, and in designing and handcrafting jewelry for Kislap, I have found not only my medium but my passion

my roots

Born and raised in Manila, Philippines and having spent every summer growing up in my father’s province of Sorsogon City, Kislap Genuine Gemstone and Permanent Jewelry is inspired by the breathtaking beauty of the sights, sounds and the innate warmth of the people from the Motherland. 

supporting local businesses

Kislap pieces combine a timeless aesthetic with intuitively chosen raw materials such as genuine gemstones, pearls as well as coconut and pili shells - ethically sourced directly and exclusively from local artisans based in Sorsogon.

pili shells

Individually handcut and sourced exclusively from artisans in Sorsogon City

coconut shells

Sourced exclusively from Sorsogon City


Consciously sourced exclusively from the Philippines

Through Kislap, I am proud to share my vibrant culture and heritage, which are elemental to my designs, which meld classic style with the natural and earthy.

Kat Lasam Ong, Kislap Owner / Creator