Item # : EG_AA1100_4
The magic and beauty of Venice shines through in this Murano Glass Pendant and Earrings Set. Talented master artisans on Murano Island in Venice have been creating fine handmade glassware for centuries. The pendant and earrings are made by hand under a flame with 24K gold foil fused in the glass, and intricate patterns are formed as the glass mixture gradually solidifies. This means that no two items are ever the same, making the beauty of each jewelry set truly inimitable. With talent, eye for design, and decades of training in historic Murano workshops, Venetian artisans created this unique Murano Glass jewelry set that seems to reflect the lights and colors of Venice.
Measurements: The Murano glass heart-shaped pendant measures 1-1/8 x 1-1/4 inch. The back side has a pattern of words "Vetro di Murano" (Murano Glass) inscribed on it to help you rest assured that you are wearing an authentic Murano Glass accessory. The pendant comes on a black cord. The Murano earrings in this set are square stud earrings and measure 3/8 x 3/8 inch. The set comes in a gift box and is accompanied by the certificate of authenticity.
This Murano Glass jewelry set is a unique handcrafted work of art created using special glass making technique, which results in unique random patterns, such that no two items are the same. In addition, some variations of colors are possible. The photo shows an item that is very similar to, but not exactly the same as the one you will receive.
Lampworking technique of glass-making, which dates back to ancient Egypt, was revived by Murano glass artisans around the fourteenth century. This technique is based on heating up a blob of glass under a small flame from a lamp or a torch until it reaches malleable state, then blowing and using simple tools or just hands to create various forms and designs. Lampworking allows the artisan's creativity to blossom, as copper sparkles, various minerals, and pieces of glass cane are fused together in this process to create rich colors and imaginative patterns that are always unique. Murano Glass masters often use lampworking method to create small jewelry, such as pendants, earrings, or rings, as well as keychains, barrettes, pillboxes, and figurines.