Item # : A_ORG14D00_11
These unique Venetian earrings are created by famous glass artisans of Murano Island using renown and complex technique called Millefiori (a thousand flowers). To create these Murano Glass earrings the artisans use a multistage process that requires incredible skill. First the glass masters prepare thin glass canes with patterns, then cut each cane into hundreds of tiny slices, and finally arrange those slices into elaborate patterns and fuse the pieces together in the special furnaces under high temperatures. Each earring features a symmetric pattern of colorful stylized flowers in a design that is artistic, feminine, and oh-so-elegant. Pair them with a Millefiori pendant in gold-plated frame from our extensive Millefiori pendants collection for a perfectly coordinated look.
Measurements: The round dangling part of the earring measures 5/8 inch in diameter. Metal used in the ear hooks and frame is gold-plated 925 sterling silver. These Murano earrings come with an attractive velvet pouch and a certificate of authenticity.
Because each item is a unique work of art made by hand, slight 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.