Item # : CM_OR6CAS_4
A unique accessory with Italian character and Venetian vibe, this beautiful Murano Glass watch features colorful face with handcrafted crystal in world-famous Millefiori glass-making technique. Rich pattern of mosaic flowers set against the stainless steel case and bracelet give this watch its look of contemporary chic and classic Italian style. Our unique Murano watch is an elegant timepiece that will give your look a fine Venetian accent and works equally well for a casual day or a dress-up evening.
Measurements: The face of this Murano glass watch measures 7/8 inch in diameter. The watch features a stainless steel case, elegantly designed dial and hands, and a high-quality quartz movement. The back of the watch has a fine engraving of a gondola.
The attractive bracelet made of stainless steel is stylish and durable, and has a belt-and-buckle closure with several openings to accommodate a wide range of wrist sizes. The watch comes with a velvet pouch and a certificate of authenticity.
Because each Murano Glass piece is a unique work of art made by hand, slight variations of colors and patterns on the watch face 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.