Item # : PE116A0022_2
This beautiful Murano Glass Heart Pendant has a unique design created by a complex process of fusing tiny glass mosaic pieces, each crafted by hand, in a special furnace using famous Millefiori glass-making technique. Millefiori (aka Murrina in Italian) was invented in ancient Egypt, copied in Byzantium, then learned and perfected by Murano artisans in Venice. Combining elaborate design, classic form, and rich color pattern of blues and reds, this fine heart pendant will find a place in any jewelry collection. Wear it on a simple blue or black cord or on a silver necklace to add a rich venetian accent to any outfit. The pendant comes with an attractive velvet pouch and a certificate of authenticity.
Measurements: This pendant measures 7/8 x 7/8 inch.
Because each Murano Glass pendant is a unique work of art made by hand, and due to the features of Millefiori technique, slight variations of colors and patterns are possible.
by Peter B
She loves it, and the pendant is very beautiful. When I was ordering it, I thought it would come with some sort of necklace which was pictured, but it did not. I ordered something for her, and am waiting for it to arrive.
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.