Item # : MR1208
Stylish and sophisticated, these Murano Glass cufflinks showcase the most special of Murano techniques- Millefiori (a thousand flowers)- which has become the signature style of Murano glassmaking. These artfully designed and exquisitely crafted Venetian cufflinks feature colorful glass mosaics in rich colors picked out by hand and fused together into unique patterns in famous Murano furnaces. These Murano cufflinks will instantly add Italian style and Venetian splendor to any suit and will liven up any shirt. Uniquely beautiful and of high quality, these Murano cufflinks make a great gift for a man who appreciates Venetian artistic tradition and fine Murano craftsmanship. The Millefiori cufflinks come with an attractive velvet pouch and a certificate of authenticity.
Each cufflink measures 3/4 inches in diameter.
Because each item is a unique work of art made by hand, slight variations of colors and patterns are possible.To see the whole collection, please click here.
by Stephen A
Beautiful! Looks just like the gorgeous pieces we saw in Venezia but forgot to purchase before we left!
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]
by Nicole L.
The only thing I would say about these is that one has more blue in the background of it and the other one is more clear - so in a way, they don't look like an identical set....but I recognise that they are handcrafted and no two pieces will ever be identical. Overall I am delighted but I do wish the colouring was a little more similar.
Love that they are certified and you can tell that they are the real thing - very delicate , very unique, very beautiful.
I will definitely be back. Price was right. Transaction was easy. Shipping was fast.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]
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.