I had read about this place in magazines and through blogs previously so my family decided to stop by for a quick visit. Negros Oriental Arts and Heritage (NOAH) is located at Juan Luna St. Bacong, Negros Oriental.

We were met at the store by Ms. Emerly and the owner, Mrs. Yee, who were both very nice and accommodating. They offered us some welcome drink and even gave us some chicharon and bottled calamansi juice concentrate as we were about to leave.

What can you find at NOAH? NOAH offers stone craft, with their products made out of semi-precious stones like jade, agate, jasper, onyx, mountainstones, riverstones, and others. Such stone craft is found in their products like jewelry boxes, jewelry, and frames for hanging or display.

You can go around the small work area to see the process that the products go through. You will see the putting of the metal bracket, the cutting of the stones, the laying out of the stones, sand papering, and then painting.

The items are not exactly cheap but I guess, the pricing considers the amount of work that goes into each piece that is crafted.

Aside from NOAH, Mrs. Yee also owns Divine Grace International School.

You can get in touch with NOAH at (035) 424 0005. Their website is at www.noahphil.com You will be able to view samples of their work there.

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