Murano Glass Earrings
The lagoon isle of Murano off the coast of Venice is still a significant production site for the export of precious glass. This is where the dazzlingly coloured glass beads are created in the best craftsmanship tradition, to be combined with the small, high-quality clasps from the speciality Pforzheim jewellery workshop for this unusual Murano jewellery. Each of the beads achieves their shape, colour and beauty beneath a flame. Thanks to a very high component of aluminium oxide the glass is almost unbreakable. The shops involved in the production will not release any further information about the composition of the raw materials and the colour formulas.
However, we can explain the typical shimmer: a layer of fine gold or silver foil is deposited on the raw bead after it has been separated from the glass rod. This foil is then covered with another layer of clear or coloured glass.
The island of Murano in the Venetian lagoon is still a center of production for precious items of glass. The shimmering colored glass beads created there in the best tradition of Venetian craftsmanship are fastened with high quality clasps from a Pforzheim jewellery workshop, which we then offer in two variants.
The beads garner their form, color and beauty by hand beneath the flame in a time consuming process. A raw bead separated from a glass rod is covered with a pure gold foil (for the colored beads) or, in an extremely elaborate process, a powder mixture containing copper is added for the so-called pastel colored beads – which is reflected in a certain difference in price.
Article Number 69843
Earrings made of 925 sterling silver.
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