Is this Authentic Murano Glass or not?
One of the most important aspects of purchasing Murano Glass is making sure it is authentic. Unfortunately, with the rise of globalization there has been inflow of fake Murano Glass produced in the Far East and other places far away from Murano, Italy. And while some of our competitors choose to profit by passing these counterfeit products as real Murano Glass, we stay true to our mission of bringing amazing and always authentic Murano Glass art to people worldwide. We know that our clients are people that value and appreciate not only the beauty, but also the history, artistry and heritage of Murano Glass and its close association with Venice, the most romantic city in the world.
So how can you be sure that we sell only authentic products?
- We specialize only in Murano Glass.
In fact, we do not sell anything else, and we present the entire range of Murano Glass - from jewelry and small personal accessories, to tableware, barware, ornaments, home decor, and lighting. We have been in business for six years with thousands of loyal clients worldwide.
- We know Murano and the glass masters personally.
The Management of the company is Italian-educated with knowledge of Italian language and culture, and we travel to Murano often to nurture our close business and personal relationships with the artisans. We collaborate with the artisans and provide them with constant feedback to achieve high quality products that follow latest trends and appeal to our sophisticated worldwide audience. We deal only with reputable Murano-based artisans that have been creating Murano Glass for decades. We also author various articles about Venice, Murano, and Murano Glass (click HERE to read them), have a blog dedicated exclusively to Venice and Murano Glass (blog.glassofvenice.com) and offer a large collection of photos and videos shot during our frequent trips to venice and Murano (Click HERE to see the videos and HERE to see the photo gallery).
- We provide assurance of origin and quality.
Each product we sell comes with the certificate of authenticity in English and Italian to assure you that the items you purchase are genuine. Many pieces feature signature of the master, sticker of the only official Murano Glass consortium, or etched words such as "Murano Glass" or "Made in Italy". In addition we enclose a special colorful brochure about Murano Glass and our company into every order.
- We value Venetian artistry and Murano Glass artistic heritage.
We are passionate about Venice and Murano Glass. With the spread of globalization the artistry of Murano Glass is in danger. Between the inflow of cheap counterfeit glass from the East, the rising costs of raw materials, the economic woes in the West, and the difficult working conditions, including standing up all day in the heat of the furnaces, the young people even from the old glass-making families increasingly flock to the easier and more profitable jobs on "terra ferma", as Venetians call the main land. Many factories and workshops have closed in recent years unable to compete with the Far East and to find enough clients. And with each closing factory goes the mastery and the artistic touch of that particular glassmaker, which cannot be easily picked up by anyone else, and the Art of Murano Glass suffers from each loss. This is part of the reason why, years ago, we established our company GlassOfVenice.com. Our mission is not only to bring the beautiful historic art of Murano Glass to people worldwide, but also to help this amazing art survive and flourish
In conclusion, Authenticity of our products is a primary concern for us. We know that our customers are people who appreciate and value high-quality handcrafted artistic products and the heritage of Murano Glass. We work hard to earn your trust and we thank you for your loyalty and hope for your continued patronage.