Deep in the misty mountains lies the enchanting city of Sintra, home to ancient castles, fairy-tale palaces, and verdant gardens. For centuries, sultans, kings, and wealthy noblemen were drawn by the area’s haunting beauty, and they left a trail of opulence and grandeur behind them.
The doves are replicas of the antique frescoes that line the walls of the chapel in the National Palace in Sintra. So lovely!
These earrings have replicas of Antique Tiles from the city of Aveiro. To this day, you can still hear the "Varinas" or fish ladies going from street to street calling "peixinho fresco" or "Carapau".
The city of Aveiro is known as the Venice of Portugal because of its canals and lovely hand painted and colorful boats called "moliceiros".
The city dates back to the 10th century when it was known by its first Latin name of Alavarium, literally, "a gathering place or preserve of birds." The Moors invaded and then held it until the 11th century, after which it became popular with Portuguese royalty. In the winter of 1575, a terrible storm closed the entrance to its port, ending a thriving trade in metals and tiles. The same storm also created a reef barrier at the Atlantic Ocean.
To my dismay, many old buildings have fallen in disrepair and this is an attempt to preserve a little of the patrimony of Portugal before it's too late.
The earrings have posts and are lightweight. They measure 8cm long. A version of these earrings were featured in the April Edition of GRAZIA Indonesia Magazine as well as VOGUE Mexico June 2016! They will come in a gift box.
+ 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.
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!
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.
May 23, 2018
I love all the earrings in this shop. I finally bought a pair and I am not disappointed. They are beautiful. I have a bit of a short neck and I was thinking they would be a bit long, but they are perfect, and comfortable to wear. They go with a lot more items in my wardrobe than I thought. I can be easy dressed in jeans and a T-shirt, put these beautiful earrings on, a pair of cute shoes and a clutch. Suddenly I am ready to go anywhere. (Well Almost anywhere!). I can switch the jeans and T for a cute dress and then I'm ready for the rest of anywhere!!! They are more beautiful in person! They are really unique...check them out...but leave some for me!!! I'll be back!!!
Apr 3, 2018
These earrings are wonderful! The craftsmanship is very good and their weight isn't too much on my ear. They are very "showy" yet refined at the same time. I have already worn them and I look forward to summer for more occasions. I had a very, very difficult time trying to decide which earrings to choose. I am glad I purchased these and now I will want more!