Item # : EG_AA1001_5
This trendy yet classic Murano Millefiori Pendant and Earrings Set turns any woman into a queen with its bright colors, unique flower patterns, and festive look. With their unique heritage rooted in Venetian history and Murano artisan tradition, Murano glass masters crafted this set using ancient Millefiori technique. The colorful mosaic design made of tiny pieces of glass fused together in a special furnace is a rare and unique reflection of the beauty of Venice.
Measurements: The Murano Glass Millefiori Pendant has diamond shape and measures 2 by 1-1/4 inches. The pendant comes on a black cord. The Murano earrings in this set are square studs and measure 3/8 inch on each side. The set comes in an attractive gift box and is accompanied by the certificate of authenticity.
This jewelry set is a unique hand-made work of art created using a special glass making technique, which results in unique random patterns, such that no two items are ever the same. In addition, some variations of colors and patterns are possible.
The technique of fusing together small colored fragments of glass dates all the way back to Ancient Egypt and Rome. After the fall of Rome, having been lost for centuries, this intricate technique was reinvented by Murano glass masters in the 15th century, and given new life and worldwide fame. While this technique is called "Murrine" on Murano island, outside of Venice it was dubbed "Millefiori", or "a thousand flowers" for its resemblance to a blossoming meadow.
A Millefiori design starts with the rods of different colors, each made by stretching a blob of glass into a cane. These canes are then cut into small segments, and the segments are carefully arranged by hand into a pattern that fits within a desired shape. Finally, the resulting arrangement is put into a special furnace where the tiny glass pieces are carefully fused together in high heat, and then gradually cooled off. This is how Murano masters create their famous Millefiori pendants, earrings, cufflinks, pill boxes, paperweights and many other beautiful and unique Millefiori jewelry pieces that are instantly recognized and valued for their artistic appeal and fine craftsmanship. Enjoy your Murano Glass jewelry creation, knowing that it was carefully handmade by talented Murano Glass artisans in Venice, Italy.