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Celebrate the ultimate Italian artform of wedding cake beads in legendary Murano
Arriving at Venice’s isle of Murano is like finding yourself awake inside a dream. The waters of the canal shimmer in a stunning azure shade, and the ancient buildings seem to have come straight from a storybook. Known for centuries for its glassmaking traditions, the stunning glass jewelry from this island is nothing short of magnificent.
Today, Murano glass making is still regarded as being one of the finest forms of art and craftsmanship in the world. And, while the techniques and tools used today haven’t changed much since the Middle Ages, the designs have evolved into modern day fashion statements. The exquisite pieces of Murano you see here feature the meticulous “fiorato” technique that results in beads decorated with roses, swirls, dots, and avventurina (glittery) streaks. Many refer to these intricate gems as “wedding cake beads” with their “icing” of frills and flowers.
To own a piece of authentic Murano is to own a piece of fine art steeped in history. Each and every piece is a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. Just like the one you love.
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