Item # : MV_VREPDCR2
Straight from Italy, the country that treasures its religious and cultural traditions, comes this stylish Murano Glass Cross Pendant. Created by the skillful hands of Venetian Glass artisans, this Murano Cross features deep colors and intricate patterns formed by glass mixture melting over fire, then slowly cooling down. This Murano Glass pendant is a beautiful spiritual gift, which reflects the uniqueness and beauty of Venice.
Measurements: This Murano Glass cross pendant measures 1 -1/2 inch in height and 1-1/8 inch across. The back side has a pattern of words "Vetro di Murano" (which means Murano Glass) inscribed on it to help you rest assured that this is 100% authentic Murano Glass jewelry. The pendant comes with an attractive velvet pouch and the certificate of authenticity.
This item is a unique hand-made work of art created using special glass making technique, which results in unique random patterns, such that no two items can ever be the same. In addition, some variations of colors and random inclusions of Millefiori mosaic pieces are possible.
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.