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.
23 Testimonials for Jewelry of Minas Gerais
Thank you so much - the Garnet blossom ring is beyond beautiful!!! Thanks again also for the pretty packaging and postcard! Yvonne
FABULOUS!!!!!! Incredibly unique, outstanding color and finish work, sexy in a classy and subtle way. Received just in time to wear to a very special event this Saturday that has a floral garden theme!!! I know the compliments will come and I can't wait to brag about this gifted Brazilian artist! One request: please, please, PLEASE make these in a silver metal with perhaps turquoise or onyx colored beads; I'd snap them up instantly!!!!!
The necklace I purchased was beautiful, a lot of detail and handcrafted to perfection, I greatly thank you for creating this authentic master piece. I am glad to support artists who are masters at what they do. The jewelry I purchased is exquisite, and I am hard to please. Warmest Regards,
Indianapolis, Indiana USA
The earrings and ring that I purchased are incredible. The person who received them was thrilled with the gift. I thank you for a fantastic product that shows the love and care of the artist.
I was truly impressed with the beauty of my green ""Living Roots"" ring. Its design, which features a large, well-polished stone of green quartz seemingly bursting forth from silvery earth, still tenuously held at the edges by shining, silver roots, embodies a wonderful organic energy. When I wear it, the desire to embark on some creative enterprise grows within me.
Chandler, AZ USA
I just received my Citrine Sun ring by Jewelry of Minas Gerais and it is absolutely gorgeous !!! I love it, thank you so very much.
The bracelet is wonderful. The craftsmanship is excellent. I wore it the day it arrived.
Jones Mills PA USA
The necklace I purchased was of very high quality and exceptional craftsmanship. I would highly recommend the artisans of Minas Gerias!!!!
Thank you very much! The necklace I ordered is beautiful. This was my first NOVICA purchase, but it will definitely not be my last. I have found a great new place for unique gifts!
shelby ohio usa
I am completely thrilled with the sterling silver cuff necklace with a rainbow slide pendant. I was absolutely pleased with the quality and shipping methods of this merchandise. I will do business again for totally original pieces.
Pilot Point, TX, USA
I found your site by accident, and Thank God for accidents! I fell in love with and ordered the ""Wildflowers"" necklace from the artists of Minas Gerais, and I have NEVER been so pleased with a piece of jewelry! The delicacy and beauty is astounding, and the quality is unsurpassed. It has immediately become my favorite piece of jewelry, and hopefully not my last from this imaginative and talented group of artists. Thank you for my necklace! Sincerely, Linda Bryant
The earrings I purchased are just lovely! Reasonable prices and quality craftmanship will make me a repeat customer.
I ordered my first piece of jewelry through Novica - the ""Wildflowers"" Necklace from Minas Gerais. The quality was excellent and the item more beautiful than the picture! I will be ordering with Novica again!!
I love my new Tribal Flowers necklace--it is a very unique work of art. I received multiple compliments on it the first day I wore it. Thanks so much for the beautiful item and for the excellent customer service. I will certainly come back to look for more Minas Gerais jewelry.
The citrine earrings are beatifully made. I was very pleased with both the craftsmanship and the stunning appearance.
I received the ""Wildflowers"" necklace yesterday and it is absolutely gorgeous. When I opened the package in my office, everyone commented on what a beautiful and unique necklace it is. Thank you very much for making such an exquisite piece of jewelry.
I received my Energy Penant and love it. The colors are gorgeous! The design just takes my breath away. I have received many compliments on it. Thank you again to Novica and Minas Gerais for offering and creating this beautiful piece of jewelry.
Thank you for the lovely necklace. Love it very much. Please keep up the excellent work.
I was very happy to receive the lovely multi-color ""Tropical Flower"" pendant and the stunning ""Citrine Sun"" earrings created by Jewelry of Minas Gerais! The quality of the materials and craftsmanship is excellent. I would not hestiate to recommend their products! Thank you! Best wishes to Jewelry of Minas Gerais for success with Novica! Lori