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The collection Minas Novas by Portugal Jewels is a recreation of Portuguese jewellery from the end of the 18th century. The jewels are inspired by the timeless pieces displayed in National Museums and in private collections.
The discovery of Brazil in the 16th century revolutionized the concept of jewellery manufactured by workshops in Portugal. The jewellers started using more gold and gems, specifically colourless stones known as rock crystals. These gems later became known as Minas Novas due to its Brazilian origins.
The Minas Novas jewels are designed to extract the maximum effect of the light refraction, accentuating the transparency of the rock crystals.