One of humankind's earliest artistic expressions is that of wearing jewelry. From seeds, flowers and wood to metal and gemstones, jewelry symbolizes a culture's values and historic periods.<br><br>Brazil's gemstone jewelry is renowned worldwide for the rich detailing that designers apply to their creations, as well as for the variety, quality and colors of the country's natural gemstones.<br><br>The designers at Joias do Rio find inspiration in nature's true beauty, as well as in the magnificence of Rio de Janeiro. Their original designs showcase the infinite variety of colors and shapes of Brazilian gemstones and they're excited to offer you jewelry pieces that are both delicate and exuberant.
In the Andes, the Land of the Four Corners, mountains are sacred. So is culture. The Nazca lines, the Wari glyphs, the Quipu knots and the complex multi-colored textiles of the Incas are all recorded and live on the work of contemporary Peruvian artisans.