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Original Glass Jewellery from Murano in the Venetian Lagoon
Visit our Murano Glass Jewellery Collections
"The Creator made Italy from designs by Michelangelo." Mark Twain
About Our Murano Glass Jewellery
Using original designs and a mixture of traditional glassmaking techniques, we offer a wide range of contemporary jewellery that represents the very best of the unique qualities of Murano Glass production. As a souvenir of Venice, you can't do better than Murano Glass!
This beautifully created Murano Glass pendant has been inspired by the hypnotic motion of water and encapsulates the rich shades of blue of the Mediterranean.
The frozen beauty of winter in the north is reflected in this 'Buon Cuore' pendant.
Deep shades of red, black, gold and purple represent seduction, love and passion in this 'Mulinello' pendant.
Inspired by the Cheetah, Jaguar and Tiger, the rich veins of yellow, black, gold and brown flowing through this 'Pantera' pendant, evoke the beauty, power and majesty of the jungle.
Our jewellery collection contain a mixture of Murano Glass necklaces in various sizes, bracelets and earrings. Some are also available as sets. Whether you are looking for a special gift to give a loved one, or simply looking to spoil yourself, you will certainly find many beautiful pieces of original, hand-made, Murano Glass jewellery within 'The Italian Shop'.
The island of Murano is situated in the Venetian Lagoon about 1.5 kilometres north of Venice. Although a lot smaller it is similar to Venice in that the island is a series of small islands linked by bridges. The island was originally inhabited by the Romans and was a prosperous fishing port and producer of salt. It was later home to other settlers and one of the islands was occupied by an order of Camaldolese monks who were seeking a place of quiet and solitude for their way of life.
By the end of the 13th century all of the glassmakers who were working in Venice were sent to the island of Murano as it was feared the furnaces would set fire to the wooden piles supporting the city. Less than a hundred years later the glassmakers on the island started exporting their goods and quickly became famous and were the main producers of glass for Europe. Initially they were known for their glass beads and mirrors but later became famous for their chandeliers.
The glass making business began a steady decline in the 18th century but it still remains the main industry of the island, closely followed by tourism. Murano Glass jewellery makes the perfect souvenir from Venice.
Caring for your Murano Glass
Keep your jewellery happy.
As Murano Glass doesn't fade or tarnish, if you handle your glass jewellery gently, and with loving care it will keep its beauty forever.
Remember to protect all your jewellery from scratches, sharp blows, chemicals and extreme temperatures.
Apply make-up and hair spray before putting on your jewellery as both contain chemicals that may affect it.
Remove jewellery when doing household tasks such as gardening, cleaning, household repairs or any other strenuous activities.
Do not wear your jewellery in water - washing, swimming or bathing.
Salt water, chlorine in swimming pools, soap, perfume, personal products and perspiration take their toll on all fine jewellery
After each wearing, gently wipe each piece of jewellery clean of make-up and skin oils with a 100% cotton cloth.
Store each piece of jewellery separately in the suede jewellery pouch provided so that it doesn't get scratched by other pieces.
Do not store jewellery next to radiators or heating vents, on window sills or in the car.