Item # : EG_AA1033_AQ
This delightful Murano Millefiori Pendant and Stud Earrings Set is dainty and unique. The lovely color pattern in the shades of sky blue and aquamarine complemented by tender white helps accentuate an outfit in blue hues and works especially well for those with blue or grey eyes. The set's delicate look and light feel makes it perfect for girls and ladies alike.
With unique skill and a knack for design rooted in the rich glass-making history of Murano island, Murano Glass masters create amazing designs using complicated multi-step glass-making techniques. This jewelry set is a nod to the art of glass mosaics that were perfected by Murano Glass artisans for centuries, and resulted in the invention of millefiori technique, which uses tiny pieces of mosaic glass picked out by hand and fused together under high temperatures to create intricate colorful designs characteristic of Venice.
- The Murano Glass Millefiori Pendant has a flower shape and measures about 7/8 inch in diameter.
- The pendant comes with a black rubber cord.
- Murano earrings in this set are round studs and measure 3/8 inch in diameter.
- 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, such that no two items are exactly the same. In addition, some variations of colors and patterns are possible.
by James D
Beautiful design and will be well received.
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.