Murano Glass Jewellery
Murano glass jewellery is the longest standing centre for making glass in history, spanning from the 9th century until today. Murano glass jewellery is well renowned for its beauty and elegance due to the wonderful colours and shapes of jewellery that are available.
Murano is a series of small islands that are connected by bridges in the Venetian Lagoon, lying just north of Venice. The jewellery from here most commonly comes in the form of glass beads, shapes (hearts, balls, pebbles, paper weights) and larger items; such as vases, and come in a great range of beautiful colours and design styles. There are various techniques that the glass makers put into action whilst creating a piece, using techniques to alter the colour of the piece, to the shape and style that they’d like to achieve.
Despite many other parts of the world starting to create their own versions of Murano jewellery to sell due to popular demand, the best and authentic pieces are still made on the islands and by the top few factories and brands that originated from the area of Murano, such as; Venini, Salviati, Barovier & Toso, Pauly, Seguso, Formia International, Simone Cenedes. Glass producers still produce this glass using many of the old techniques and methods which have been passed on down many generations.
If you are going to purchase a piece of Murano glass jewellery then it should most definitely be a piece made in Murano, to avoid obtaining one of many fakes. There are plenty of places helping to distribute authentic pieces across the world and it is worth purchasing from a reliable, established dealers.