The city of Porto dates back to the 4th century. n 1387, this city was the scene for the marriage of João I and Philippa of Lancaster, daughter of John of Gaunt, symbolizing the long-standing military alliance between Portugal and England, the world's oldest military alliance.
Saudades de Portugal? Here is a lovely necklace with Antique Tile Replicas to remind you of the stunning homes and buildings throughout the country whose facades are graced with hand painted tiles. It comes with an antique 20 Centavo coin from 1949. Escudos are no longer in circulation. It also comes with antique glass beads found at a flea market in Santa Maria da Feira. LOVELY
The yellow and blue tiles are from a building in Ovar which was founded in 1251! Surrounded by lagoons and saltpans, Ovar is conveniently located between the northern cities of Porto and Aveiro.
It is an unusual town where some of the women still wear black pork-pie hats and walk around the streets barefoot. Many of the local inhabitants are descendants of Phoenician sailors who settled around these shores because they were attracted by the purity of the sky and the excellent fishing to be had.
The red rose tiles are replicas of antique tiles now found in the National Tile Museum in Lisbon. Gorgeous!
The necklace measures 24 " to 26"" and the pendant is 6cm. The necklace will come with a mini bread bag made with traditional Chita fabric.
Please feel free to email me with any questions you may have.
All my tiles are replicas made of polymer clay where the image actually becomes part of the clay through baking. No glue is used in the process. The pieces become waterproof and scratch resistant. Due to the handmade and hand shaped nature of each tile, slight variations will occur, as no two pieces are alike.
We accept all major credit cards, as well as Paypal. We do not accept checks or money orders.
I ship from the USA. All orders are sent using USPS 1st class mail which takes from 2 to 5 working days. All Packages are sent with Delivery Confirmations Numbers so that seller and buyer can track their shipment.
International packages will also be sent 1st class and will take from 5 to 10 working days. International Packages do not have tracking or insurance once they leave the USA. There is a shipping upgrade for "International Priority Mail" for those who would like tracking information. Seller is not responsible for lost or damaged items. Seller is not responsible for customs or VAT duties on international orders.
If you are not happy with your item, I will refund the cost (minus shipping) upon receipt. I can accept returns up to 30 days from date of the order, as long as item is returned in its original, unused condition and packaging.
If there is a defect with the item, please contact me so that I can help you. We do not accept exchanges.
Seller is not responsible for items lost or damaged in shipping.
Unfortunately, I can not accept the return of personalized orders. Some pieces, like Chandelier Earrings, will be shipped with a tag. These pieces can only be returned if the tag REMAINS INTACT. Please note that there is a 5% RESTOCKING fee on all items.
Yes, I do take custom orders. Please just contact me.