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.
Ana Cristina Llapa finds inspiration in the luminous transparency of Andean opal as she designs this silver ring. Andean opal is renowned for its captivating green hue as well as for conveying extraordinary energy, especially to those born under the....read more
Mesmerizing with its nuances of color, chrysocolla centers a sterling universe. Patricia Jara showcases the stone in a bold, handcrafted ring. The gem is associated with peace and serenity. Chrysocolla is believed to foster meditation, intimacy and unconditional....read more
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