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Portuguese jewellers highlight strengths

17 September 2018


Dos Santos

J. Soares Jewellery

Inês Barbosa


In its new international campaign, “Portuguese Jewellery A La Carte,” AORP – Portuguese Jewellery and Watchmaking Association highlights the different visions stemming from the same heritage, noting that the country’s jewellery is an inheritance of art and tradition that is now renewed by contemporary design. Portuguese companies are presenting their versions of this ideal at the September Hong Kong Fair.

ARPA brings to life the Portuguese tradition of filigree jewellery. The company adapts this art to modern and bespoke jewellery pieces, armed with a highly specialised team and state-of-the-art technology to fulfill the most demanding projects. Filigree jewellery also lies at the heart of Inês Barbosa’s work. Made by hand and shaped by experience, her pieces respect the tradition of technique, reproducing the shapes that are part of the heritage of Portuguese jewellery as well as creating original and exclusive designs. Her daughter, Rita Barbosa, combines tradition with contemporary designs in her brand NANA.

The brainchild of two brothers born into a Portuguese family of jewellers, the Dos Santos brand celebrates the past with a present-day attitude towards jewellery making. Its high-end jewellery pieces are distinguished by the company’s handcrafting expertise.

Galeiras, one of Portugal’s largest silver and gold jewellery producers, prides itself on its multidisciplinary team with the skill and ability to produce any jewellery piece at an optimal quality-price ratio.

For its part, J. Soares Jewellery offers highly specialised and qualified services, designing its own collections and providing tailor-made services for private labels. Evoking the perfection of nature, its collections feature organic and delicate shapes that reveal mastery of technique in every detail.