Item # : A_WA034D02
This delicate Murano glass bangle watch is a unique timepiece combining modern quality of Japanese-made Myota movement with the beauty of centuries-old art of Murano glass-making. Using labor-intensive Millefiori technique where tiny mosaic pieces are fused together under high temperatures, Murano Island's master artisans create beautiful ornamental designs that give this watch its artistic Venetian look. This Murano watch adds a fine colorful accent to any outfit and works equally well for your casual outing or a dress-up evening.
Measurements: The face of this Murano Glass watch measures 1 inch in diameter. The watch features a goldtone case, mother of pearl dial, and a high-quality quartz movement. The attractive bangle bracelet is trendy and durable, and fits a wide range of wrist sizes due to its pivoting action, where bangle sides can move to accommodate a larger wrist. The watch comes with an attractive 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.