Portuguese jewellery is rich in details and motifs.
When the Age of Discoveries came, Portugal received precious stones and metals like gold from Brazil, diamonds from Angola and other valuable materials.
They were then used by the goldsmiths for jewellery but also for religious art like the traditional monstrance. In this kind of art, you will find a very ancient technique called Filigrana, which is the art of working with gold and silver in a very thin lace.
You will find themes such as the Heart of Viana do Castelo, the crosses of Malta and symbols of the sea, the nature and religion.