Matte Millefiori Heart Necklace - Blue Glass Of Venice 053926468447

Matte Millefiori Heart Necklace - Blue

$59.95 59.95 USD 2024-02-05
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High on style yet very affordable, this Murano Glass Heart Pendant Necklace is your go-to choice for a casual day or a dressy evening alike, easily paired with a cocktail dress or a pair of jeans and a T-shirt. This necklace made of heart-shaped Millefiori pendant hung on a simple black cord has a contemporary elegant look thanks to the rare matte finish and a cool combination of classic shades of blue showcased in an artsy mosaic pattern. This pattern, which is unique in every pendant, is achieved with Millefiori technique, a coveted style known and praised even in antiquity. Millefiori heart pendant was handcrafted in a small workshop on Murano island following centuries of glass-making tradition, established as Murano Glass masters set out to recover the long-lost techniques from antiquity. This unique piece is a perfect gift for a stylish woman, who appreciates artistic vision and fusion of the old and new and enjoys the cultural and artistic association with Venice.
  • Measurements: The cord on this pendant is 26 inches in length and the heart pendant measures about 2x2 inches. It is a solid piece, about 3/16 inch thick.
  • The necklace comes with an attractive velvet pouch and a certificate of authenticity.
  • Because each Murano Glass jewelry piece is a unique work of art made by hand, and due to the specifics of Millefiori technique, the patterns can never be repeated exactly and slight variations of colors are possible. The look of the pendant, however, will be very similar to that shown on the photos.


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.