Jewelry and watches handmade by Murano Glass artisans represent the millennial tradition of fine craftsmanship and innovative design. Even the most discerning woman will love Murano Glass jewelry which channels the delicate beauty of Venice.
Elegant Murano Glass accessories bring color and fresh breath of Venetian air into your life. Enjoy our selection of fine Murano Glass personal and office accessories handcrafted by top Murano Glass artisans.
Beautiful home brings a lot of happy moments into your life. Enjoy our large selection of artistic Murano Glass home accents imported directly from Venice, Italy and handcrafted by the best glass artisans on Murano Island.
Dine and entertain in style with fine Murano Glass tableware and barware. Our bowls, plates, tumblers, goblets, decanters, pitchers and other fine pieces come from the workshops of the most famous Murano artisans whose families have been blowing glass for generations.
From the workshops of world-famous Murano Glass masters comes this stunning Charm Bead, which will become an instant highlight of any charm collection.
This Murano Glass bead with its rich copper sparkles and red confetti pattern set against the shimmer of 24K gold leaf is as gorgeous and unique as Venice itself. The rare beauty of this charm bead is the result of centuries of Murano artisans' hard work re-inventing and perfecting the complex glass-making techniques and methods that hail from as far back as ancient Egypt. On Murano Island in the Venetian Lagoon, away from the hustle and bustle of tourism, the masters create these beautiful delicate beads one-by-one over open flame. The color and pattern is not painted but achieved by the use of different minerals, including real gold, mixed into hot glass. While labor-intensive, this process means that the gorgeous colors will not fade and the sparkles will never go dull. The classic elegance combined with contemporary style make this bead a top choice for any charm necklace or bracelet and a great gift to anyone who loves the Italian style, Murano artistry, and flexibility of creating jewelry from charm beads. Measurements: This Murano Glass bead has rondelle shape and measures slightly less than 5/8 inch in diameter and just over 3/8 inch in height. The diameter of the bead opening is 3/16 inch or 4 mm. The framing of the opening is made in solid 925 Sterling Silver. The words "Murano Italy" and the standard 925 Sterling Silver stamp are etched into the silver frame. The bead comes with an attractive velvet pouch and the certificate of authenticity. This Murano Glass charm bead is compatible with Pandora, Chamilia, Biagi, Troll and other interchangeable bead systems. Because each charm bead is made by hand, no two beads are exactly the same, and slight variations of colors and patterns are possible.
The ultimate symbol of status and power, gold was always held in high regard in Venice. Once Murano Glass artisans learned how to infuse gold into their creations, their fame spread far beyond Venice. The captivating mix of 24K gold with transparent or colorful blown glass has been the secret of Venetian glass masters for centuries, the magic behind their artworks, which exude soft golden glow and sparkle gently in the light. More recently Murano artisans have been creating jewelry from Murano Glass beads lined with gold leaf. To create each bead the master wraps a very thin layer of 24K gold foil around the glass base under a flame, and then adds a layer of clear or colored glass on top. The gold-lined Murano Glass bead is then put into a special annealing camera, after which it is ready to become a pendant, be strung onto a necklace or bracelet, or used to create other jewelry. Enjoy your gold-infused Murano Glass jewelry, knowing that every bead was handcrafted with skill and utmost care in the famous glass workshops of Murano, Italy.
GlassOfVenice is the top U.S. retailer of authentic hand-made Murano Glass. We import products directly from the factories in Murano, Italy and ship from our warehouse in the U.S.A. Every Venetian Glass product we sell is made in Italy and comes with Certificate Of Authenticity.