Item # : MR13508
This gorgeous pendant makes use of unique Murano technique- Millefiori (a thousand flowers)- that has become a trademark of Murano glassmaking. A dazzling array of various shapes in bright colors fused together is reminiscent of beautiful ancient mosaics, fine examples of which can be seen in Ravenna, Italy. The distinct design of this pendant spells sophistication and style and attracts attention in any setting. This timeless piece of jewelry will look great suspended from a gold or silver necklace, or a colorful cord.
The pendant measures 1 1/4 inches in diameter and comes with an attractive velvet pouch and a certificate of authenticity.
Mosaic Glitter millefiori pendant is a part of Mosaic Glitter Collection. The unique Millefiori technique was used in the Roman times, then the secret to it was lost, and later re-discovered in Murano in the 15th century. To produce the millefiori decoration Murano glassmakers use a short metal rod with a small amount of heated glass at its end, which is then repeatedly recolored and dipped into a star-shaped mold. At the end two pieces of such glass are fused together and thinned out to create the famous millefiori pattern. The result is a remarkable fusion of vivid colors and shapes that is reminiscent of the glittering mosaics of the ages past.
Because each item is a unique work of art made by hand, slight variations of colors and patterns are possible.To see the whole collection, please click here.
by Susan K
Item was larger then I thought it would be. Wanted some a little smaller in diameter.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]
by Natalia G.
Beautiful thing, excellent as a gift
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.