Artisans of Minas Gerais celebrate summer with this exquisite handcrafted necklace. Fashioning the wings with shining gauze bathed in rhodium, they display the pendant on a very long chain with squared links.
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!!!!!