Jewelry lessons

Lisbon is a city that always took its jewelry seriously. In his 1610 census of Lisbon, Friar Nicolau de Almeida counted 70 goldsmiths and 62 silversmiths. Gil Vicente, one of Portugal’s greatest playwrights, was also a jeweler. And two of Lisbon’s main streets are Rua do Ouro (gold street) and Rua da Prata (silver street).

It should come as no surprise that Lisbon is a great place to learn the art and craft of jewelry making. You can take courses at Reverso, a wonderful jewelry gallery. These classes are a great way to make your vacation memorable and learn something precious.

Click here to see the schedule of Reverso’s courses, so you’ll know when to book your flight to Lisbon!

Reverso’s jewels

“Verso” means rhyme. “Reverso” means the other side. Portugal has a long jewelry tradition. At Reverso you see the other side: the work of contemporary jewelers, not just from Portugal but from all over the world. Many of these pieces are quite affordable. Their value is not measured in ounces and carats but in originality and creativity. Paula Crespo, Reverso’s owner, loves to show her work and that of other artists. And she makes Reverso rhyme with elegance.

Galeria Reverso, Rua da Esperança, nº 59/61, 1200 – 655 Lisboa, Tel. 213 951 407,, click here for website.