Moretto Brooch with White and Yellow-Green Diamonds and a Pink Sapphire.
A moretto (from Italian: moors head pl. = Moretti) is a blackamoor jewelry item worn mostly as a pendant, pin or as a motif in earrings. The origins are uncertain, but most sources mention Venice, Italy as the source of inspiration. The Croatian city, Rijeka, uses it as a symbol to celebrate the victory over the Turks 1
- The Moretto (http://www.istrianet.org/istria/crafts-trades/jewelry/moretto-eng.htm)
- Written documentation to support this theory needed↩