Násfa

Násfa is a Hungarian term for a sixteenth century pendant or brooch traditionally attached to the bodice of a garment. Adorned with gems, pearls and enamel, násfas were often styled with a floral motif. A gift presented by a bridegroom to his bride on the morning after their wedding night (known as Morgengabe) would often have been a Násfa, and they were proffered as engagement gifts as well. The term is sometimes applied to similarly designed and enameled jewelry made in other European countries around the time of the Renaissance.