Murano’s reputation as a center for glassmaking was born when the Venetian Republic,...
Murano’s reputation as a center for glassmaking was born when the Venetian Republic, fearing fire and the destruction of the city’s mostly wooden buildings, ordered glassmakers to move their foundries to Murano in 1291. Murano’s glassmakers were soon numbered among the island’s most prominent citizens. By the 14th century, glassmakers were allowed to wear swords, enjoyed immunity from prosecution by the Venetian state, and found their daughters married into Venice’s most affluent families. While benefiting from certain statutory privileges, glassmakers were forbidden to leave the Republic.
Today, the artisans of Murano still employ centuries-old techniques, crafting everything from contemporary art glass and glass jewelry beads to Murano glass chandeliers and wine stoppers. The oldest Murano glass factory that is still active today is that of Pauly & C. – Compagnia Venezia Murano, founded in 1866.
Venice is so full of history, legend and mystery. When you think Venice, you think about masked balls, sophisticated and elegant dresses.
Here is your chance to have a little bit of that legend by buying a piece of jewellery with original Murano glass! They have a mesmerising shine and the high quality of the glass work is easily visible in the pieces. Murano beads with silver and gold foil have been made using real gold and silver foils inside the glass, giving them a beautiful and classy shine.
Lauretta Earrings: handmade silver shine modern asymmetrical dangle sterling silver earrings with genuine Murano glass from Venice, Swarovski silver shine circle. The total length of the earrings is about 6cm. All metal parts are sterling silver.
Belinda Earrings: handmade with golden Murano glass and rose gold filled ear hooks. They are about 4cm long. Gold filled has a thick, 1/20th layer of 14 karat gold permanently bonded over a core of base metal. It is tarnish-resistant, safe for sensitive or allergic to sterling silver skin and unlike gold plate, it will not wear off.