It is in the cities of Minas Gerais where some of Brazil's first notable artists flourished....
Jewelry accessories are one of the greatest artistic expressions of humankind. They can symbolize cultures and specific epochs, and Brazilian jewelry is linked both to European styles and indigenous themes.
Minas Gerais is a Brazilian state known since colonial times for its abundance of gold and precious stones, especially in its riverbeds and subsoil. A great part of the economic and social development of the region is owed to its mineral richness. Its name in Portuguese translates literally as "General Mines."
It is in the cities of Minas Gerais where some of Brazil's first notable artists flourished, such as sculptors and painters of Baroque churches. Despite the great potential of the region, goldsmith and stonework were prohibited during colonial times, and artists worked clandestinely up until the mid-nineteenth century.
A design once reserved for princesses, this bracelet captivates with majestic elegance. Kenari replicates the artistry of Majapahit Temple for the design of this bracelet, which is crafted by hand with sterling silver and 18k gold overlay.
These earrings of infinite elegance are designed by Lenny. The earrings exude Balinese artistry; they are crafted by hand with sterling silver and 18k gold plated accents. Faceted garnets are resplendent in these earrings.
Thailand's Chuleekorn selects sweet rose gemstones for handcrafted dangle earrings. She crochets them by hand, adding gleaming beads of rhodonite and brass to a 24k gold plated brass spiral. The earrings hang from hooks crafted with 24k gold plated sterling....read more
Thailand's Khun Boom orchestrates a melodious contrast of colors for the design of these earrings. Crafted by hand of 24 gold plated brass, the earrings feature hammered loops over dyed green onyx briolettes. The earrings are worn on 24 gold plated sterling....read more
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