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Filigrana Hearts Medallion

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Filigrana Hearts Medallion

A striking and unusual Pendant (approx 8 cm (L) x 4 cm (W) created from a base of cork cut into the classic heart of Viana shape, it has then been cased in silver 925 and adorned with exquisitely detailed filigree hearts. The rear of the piece has detailed with silver scroll work giving it an eye catching look. Chain is sold seperately.

The Heart of Viana (coração de Viana) is also called the heart of Minhoto (o coração Minhoto). This is a very well-known symbol of the region of Minho in the north of Portugal.

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Filigree is an ornamental work made of very fine yarns and tiny metal balls, welded in order to compose a design. The metal is usually gold or silver, but bronze and other metals are also used. Filigree has been used in jewellery since ancient Greco-Roman times, and is still used in a wide variety of decorative objects.

Currently, most filigree pieces can be found in the Northern Region of Portugal, often used in the traditional wedding dress as a whole, and also in the feminine dress of the Minho folkloric ranches.

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Metals Used Silver 925
Stones Used NA
Certified or Stamped Certified
Chain, Pendant size (cm) NA
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