Item # : A_WA034D10_3
This elegant bangle watch with authentic Murano Glass Millefiori face is a unique timepiece featuring high-quality workmanship and artistic Venetian touch. Stylized mosaic flowers in beautiful colors crafted one by one entirely by hand from special glass canes grace the hand-made face of this watch, making up the famed Millefiori design. The trendy gold-accented bangle bracelet adds an elegant contemporary accent. This versatile Murano watch works great with any outfit and is perfectly appropriate for a day in the office, a casual outing, or a dress-up evening.
The face of this Murano glass watch measures 1 inch in diameter. The watch features a gold-tone case, mother of pearl dial, and a high-quality quartz movement. The attractive plastic bangle bracelet is stylish and durable. Each side of the bracelet has a built-in spring so it can pivot around the axis where it's attached to the watch face, letting it adjust to a wide range of wrist sizes. The watch comes with a velvet pouch and a certificate of authenticity.
Because each item is a unique work of art made by hand, slight variations of colors and patterns are possible.
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.