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Articles of jewelry made in Spain, especially during the 16th and 17th centuries, by the many native and immigrant goldsmiths and jewellers there. Owing to the wealth of the country, the jewelry was of a sumptuous nature.
Characteristic articles were:
Much Spanish jewelry was set with emeralds imported from Peru (often stones with feathers) and usually was decorated on the reverse with engraved designs. Green paste was sometimes used in imitations of emeralds. Related to the typical Spanish articles but different in style was the Hispano-Moresque jewelry, being more ornate and usually decorated with filigree enamel.
From: An Illustrated Dictionary of Jewelry, autor: Harold Newman, publishers: Thames and Hudson