Vintage Venetian Murano Glass Bead Barrel Earrings

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An elaborately classy pair of earrings, decorated with intricate workmanship of Italian Murano glass beads, diamond studded roundels in 18K gold, gold knotted fabric in copper and gold. Two stunning briolette diamond drops completes the pair in sophisticated finesse. All gold is 18K.

The glass beads are exquisite – crafted in Venice, Italy. Venetian glassmakers developed secret recipes and methods for making glass, and the concentration of Venice's glassmaking on the island of Murano enabled better control of those secrets. This enabled Venice to become Europe's elite glassmaking center, peaking in popularity in the 15th and 16th centuries. Venice's dominance in trade along the Mediterranean Sea created a wealthy merchant class that was a strong connoisseur of the arts. This helped establish demand for art glass and more innovations. Murano glass work is world-famous for its unparalleled quality, exquisite range of colours, and the unsurpassed craftsmanship. While the usual purpose of these glasses were to drink from, in today’s era, it can be versatile, i.e., displayed as pieces of casual décor or used as pencil stands.

After sourcing the vintage Murano glass beads, the piece was designed and finished by over 6 craftsmen and designers in 2 months.

Briolette Diamond Beads: 1.82 ct.
Iced Diamonds: 1.76 ct.
Black Agate Beads: 0.32 g.
Dimension: 5 (L) x 1.07 (W) x 1.07 (D) cm.
Weight 18.71 g.

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