"All Jewelry is magical by its very nature. Its aim is to change the appearance or even the personality of its owner... Jewels are essentially linked to human life, recalling dates, commemor ating events and deeds, either sad or happy, commonplace or grandiose, profound or superficial: for this reason jewellery is always a reflection of the taste and way of life of an individual, a group, a society, or of an entire age."-
Leonor D'Orey

Leonor D'Orey is the author of the book entitled Five Centuries of Jewellery: From the Collection of the Ancient Art Museum, Lisbon.