What is Murano glass beads?
Murano Glass Bead Necklaces and Bracelets are hand-made in Venice, Italy in millefiori, gold and silver leaf, reticello, fiorato, and many other styles following centuries of glass-making tradition flourishing on Murano island.
What is the difference between Venetian and Murano glass?
There is no difference. All of the glass used to make the beads originates in Murano. However, Venetian Glass has been used to describe the glass coming from Murano for centuries and since Venice is much more widely known than the island of Murano, people continue to refer to it as Venetian Glass, Venetian Jewelry.
Does Murano glass have a Pontil mark?
As the Murano glass articles are individually blown, they will have a mark at the bottom of the product. This mark is called ‘pontil mark’. This is made by the rod which is used by the artisans to hold the articles while he shapes it. This is a sure sign that the article is hand blown.
How do you clean Murano Glass beads?
Clean/wash the Murano Glass object with slightly warm water. You can wash it with a neutral soap if necessary. Do not wash two pieces together as they may het scratched or damaged in the process. Do not use ammonia or any harsh chemicals to clean Murano Glass unless recommended by the glass making company.
Is Murano glass an investment?
A genuine Murano glass is not only an elegant and glamorous décor, but it is an investment worth having. This glass art is one of the few material things that do not depreciate in value.