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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



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