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Everyone who has ever been to Venice remembers its beautiful glittering palazzos, the sparkles of the morning sun in the water of its canals, and the rich palette of this magical city. This handcrafted exquisite Venetian Butterfly Millefiori pendant born in the fire of the famous Murano Glass furnaces will bring all that to life as it sparkles and shines on your neckline. The rich blue color of the stylized butterfly is illuminated by 24K gold leaf and accented by bright Millefiori pattern in the center. This unique Murano Glass pendant will help you capture the fleeting image of Venice and is a great addition to any jewelry collection.
The Butterfly Murano pendant measures approximately 2 inches across in its widest part and just under 3 inches from top to bottom. It comes in a stylish velvet pouch accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
If you wish to add a cord or chain to this pendant, please choose one from our wide selection offered under Chains and Cords
This item is a hand-made work of art created using millefiori technique, which results in unique random pattern in the center, such that no two items are the same. In addition, slight variations of colors and shapes are possible. These differences make every piece unique and are a true sign of the artistic nature of authentic Murano Glass.
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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.