Badge of the Sacred Heart of Christ Order, c 1780, gold, silver, diamond, ruby, emerald; Portugal.

Badge of the Sacred Heart of Christ Order, c 1780, gold, silver, diamond, ruby, emerald; Portugal.

Rabanadas do Minho - Portuguese French Toast recipe. A traditional classic

Rabanadas do Minho - Portuguese French Toast recipe. A traditional classic

Traditional portuguese filigree earrings, from Viana do Castelo, called "arrecadas". This is one of the few cases in which jewelery of the privileged classes imitated popular pieces of jewelery. Currently it is circular in shape, with a moon shaped part, filigreed "SS", closing with an inverted triangle. They are made with open filigree, sometimes they have a Viana bead in fitting, or have beads all the way around (usually five).

Traditional portuguese filigree earrings, from Viana do Castelo, called "arrecadas". This is one of the few cases in which jewelery of the privileged classes imitated popular pieces of jewelery. Currently it is circular in shape, with a moon shaped part, filigreed "SS", closing with an inverted triangle. They are made with open filigree, sometimes they have a Viana bead in fitting, or have beads all the way around (usually five).

Duchess of Braganza, née Dona Isabel wearing a diamond choker as a tiara.

Duchess of Braganza, née Dona Isabel wearing a diamond choker as a tiara.

Traditional filigree gold jewelry north of Portugal

Traditional filigree gold jewelry north of Portugal

Gold, diamonds, and enamel insignia of the order of Christ, XVII-XVIII, Portugal

Gold, diamonds, and enamel insignia of the order of Christ, XVII-XVIII, Portugal

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