Established in 1290, Coimbra's University is one of the oldest in Europe.
The city lies on a hill with it's cobblestone streets and winding roads. In this wonderful city, the university students wear black capes and you can still find women washing their clothes in the river.
These tiles are replicas from the Monastery of Santa Clara in Coimbra. Construction began in the year 1314 and for CENTURIES, most of it was under water because the land flooded. Between 1995 and 2000, the area was excavated and this is what they found!
The submerged and recently flooded bottom floor walls and ceiling used to be covered in tiles from the 16th century, most of which are lost or stolen. They were Arab Designs made in Spain.
Check out this photo of what the Monastery looked like for CENTURIES!
The Rooster: The blue tiles are a replica of tiles stored in the Bank of Materials of Porto. The bank of Materials is located in the Viscounts of Balsemao Palace. It's goal is to collect and provide. It's main objective is the safeguard of typical building materials of the city, rescuing them from the degraded buildings that are to be demolished or modified in order to give them back to the city.
They will come in a gift box with a bow.
+Please note that some of our items will come with a tag stating "Return only accepted if tag is attached". There are no exceptions to this policy.
The earrings are 3" long and lightweight. They will come in a gift box. Gold plated ear wire. REVERSIBLE!!!
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.
Wear a Piece of History!
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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.