Among the prominent family-run businesses that are widely recognized and have always been trusted here in Pampanga are the Ocampos. Our clan has become synonymous with the jewelry business since 1948. Coming from a bloodline of hardworking entrepreneurs, we have nurtured and produced generations of successful progeny engaged in all-around fine jewelry trade and other business interests.
Santiago and Felipa Un Ocampo set up Ocampo’s Guagua, the first and original Ocampo’s store.
Santiago L. Ocampo, together with his eldest son Ricardo and daughter-in-law Evansuida Gueco, established what would be the second of Ocampo’s chain stores in Angeles Pampanga.
This practice of putting a son in business and shouldering the original investment until it is gradually paid off, though unique, is an old policy of Santiago.
The new edifice on Plaridel and Mabini streets was inaugurated. It is now the permanent home and main office of Ocampo’s Angeles.
The yearly tradition of the special Lenten “Open House Sale” with jewelry sold at cost was introduced. This has continued up to the present day.
Evansuida Ocampo took courses on diamonds, colored stones and gem identification and went through actual lab work to get the Graduate Gemologist diploma from the Gemological Institute of America in Los Angeles (GIA), becoming the first Filipina graduate gemologist.
Corito, eldest daughter of Evansuida and Ricardo, earned her Graduate Gemologist diploma. Her sisters Divina, Evita, and Finina followed the same path upon graduation
The first branch in Metro Manila was inaugurated at Rustan Mall Cubao, Quezon City under the able management of Divina, the second child of Ricardo and Evansuida.
Evansuida, Corito and Divina conducted the first of a series of workshops on diamonds and other precious stones at the Asian Institute of Tourism.
Ricardo and Evansuida passed away and their children took over the business.
Ocampo’s opened up other branches in Metro Manila and Pampanga
Ocampo’s celebrated its 60th anniversary
“They treat me like royalty!”
“Thanks Mom! This was the best part of graduation!”
“No more pretending…These are for real!”
“Nothing uplifts my confidence and personality the way Ocampo’s jewelry does. With their world-class craftsmanship and quality and their elegant designs, what could be better?”
“Buying jewelry you intend to pass on from generation to generation requires a lot of expertise and trust. Ocampo’s has always been the one I run to when it comes to everything about jewelry.”
“From a blushing Bride, to a loving wife and mother, and now as a doting grandmother. Ocampo’s has always been an important part of my life’s most significant moments.”
“For professional and sound advice regarding jewelry, Ocampo’s has always been a reliable source of information and supplier of quality gems to keep for generations.”
“My family has been friends with the Ocampo’s for decades. Through the years, we’ve come to rely on Ocampo’s for all our jewelry needs. I am so proud to be a friend and client of Ocampo’s.”