1. Glass was first made about 3,500 years ago in Egypt and Mesopotamia
2. By 1350 BC Egyptian glass masters used complex chemical processes to create opaque glass, colorless glass, and even mosaic (millefiori) glass, using canes with multiple layers of colored glass.
3. Ancient Romans revolutionized glass-making process with use of a blow-pipe in 1st century BC. This made glass-making a large industry and allowed ordinary citizens in Roman Empire to enjoy items made of glass.
4. Romans used glass beads for trade and jewelry, made elaborate glass mosaics for decorative purproses, introduced glass tableware, containers, and mirrors into large-scale use, and used clear glass for windowpanes
5. Venice became an important glass-manufacturing center in 8th century AD
6. In 1291 all Venetian glass production moved from Venice to Murano Island in the Venetian lagoon
7. In 15th century many of the old Roman glass-making techniques previously lost were re-invented by Murano glass masters, including famous Millefiori technique.
8. In 1480 Marietta Barovier of the namesake glass-making dynasty invented the most famous bead of all – the Rosetta (aka Chevron) bead, made using a cane and star-shaped mold in an early example of Venetian Millefiori technique. The bead was wildly popular as trade currency and was used to buy prized goods and priveleges.
9. Millefiori is an Italian word meaning ‘a thousand flowers’. It first appeared in the Oxford English Dictionary in 1849. This famous glass-making technique was previously called Murrine.
10. In ancient as well as modern Murano Glass colors are traditionally achieved by adding various minerals or mineral oxides into the glass mixture. Some of the most popular minerals used include Cobalt and Azurite for Blue, Red for Gold, Iron for Green and Yellow, Manganese for Pink and Violet.
by Kevin Grinberg
It is a new year and a new chance to win something beautiful from GlassOfVenice! Our Murano Glass giveaways proved wildly popular over the years. No wonder, it is a win-win: our customers and admirers love a good deal and we are happy to keep the passion live by gifting our artistic beautiful pieces. So we are announcing OUR NEXT MURANO GLASS GIVEAWAY which we are now running on Facebook.
If you are in the United States get a chance to win a beautiful 18mm Murano Glass Millefiori Pendant in gold-plated or silver frame (your choice) absolutely free by becoming our Fan on Facebook and taking part in our January Murano Glass Giveaway. The giveaway will be running for one week concluding on January 29th at 11:59 PM EST. If you are the lucky winner, you will see for yourself how wearing one gets you many compliments every day.
Giveaway Details: This giveaway is open to US Residents only with Facebook accounts. You must become our Fan on Facebook and complete the Mandatory Entry to be eligible. This giveaway started on January 22nd and will close on January 29th, at 11:59 pm EST Time. To enter click on Murano Glass Giveaway and follow directions on the page. The winner will be contacted by e-mail at the conclusion of the Giveaway. Good luck!
About Murano Millefiori
Millefiori (known in Italian as Murrine) is an ancient glass-making technique invented by the Romans around the 1st Century B.C., then lost, and subsequently rediscovered by the talented Venetian glass masters in the late 15th Century. Millefiori technique is a labor-intensive multi-stage process. The first step is the creation of the special thin glass rods with various multi-color star- or flower patterns inside. These rods are then cut into little mosaic-like pieces called Murrine, which are assembled by hand into various designs and are used to cover molten glass completely as it is being blown and shaped. The hot glass objects covered in small Murrine are then put into special furnaces where the Millefiori pieces fuse together under high temperatures to form intricate colorful quilt-like designs, which fascinate and dazzle.
As the holidays are approaching, we at GlassOfVenice.com bring you lots of new Murano Glass pieces to decorate your Christmas tree, put on your table or mantle, or give as memorable keepsake gifts for your relatives, friends, and other special people in your life. Murano Glass has been an exclusive and very desirable gift for centuries, with its rare combination of handcrafted quality, rich colors and gorgeous patterns, unique designs, and artistic heritage inseparable from Venice. At GlassOfVenice we work closely with the artisans to support and promote the tradition of artistic Murano Glass and help you choose the best exquisite gifts from our large selection of authentic Murano Glass Christmas ornaments, necklaces, earrings, bracelets, tableware and silverware, drinkware, vases, sculptures, and more. All our Murano Glass is imported directly from Venice, where it is created by talented glass masters using a variety of ancient glass-making techniques.
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|Visting Murano is a part of our job. But it is also our passion. We have just returned from yet another trip and cannot wait to share our impressions with you. |
Murano is a small island only 2 miles away from Venice. Little water buses, or vaporettos as they are known in Venice, transport you to Murano from Venice in about 10 minutes, and when you get off, you feel like you just returned to the Venice of centuries past. Floating peacefully on the water, with colorful historic houses and palazzos lining its canals, Murano presents a much calmer, and more real alternative to the touristic hustle and bustle of nearby Venice. People go about their business, the canals are full with boats transporting goods, the children are walking home from school chatting and laughing, and history and beauty are surrounding all of this. Just by observing the everyday life on this historic island you feel like you are thrown into a different day and age, more carefree and more simple.
But Murano is much more than a curious tourist destination. For over 700 years Murano has been the place where the magic of glass is created from water, sand, and some minerals in the simple furnaces heated up to 1700 degrees Celsius or 3090 degrees Fahrenheit. But what makes this more than a chemical process is the talent and skill of the masters who breath life into the glass mixture and shape it to become the amazing pieces of art that are famous world-wide. The process of Murano glass-making has remained virtually unchanged since the middle ages. Today, walking around the island of Murano, we see the little factories everywhere, often employing only a few people, members of the same family. In a typical glass-making family, many of which have been doing this work for generations, the business roles are traditional as well: the father and sons work the glass, the mother and the sisters assist in the process, pack ready items for sale in Venice or shipping outside, and work with the clients.
Looking at the artisans work their magic moving gracefully between the furnace and the special bench used for shaping the glass, manipulating simple age-old instruments, talking quietly to each other, it seems that this process is invariable like the change of seasons – that it’ll always be here and cannot be stopped. However, this impression is far from reality. With the spread of globalization the artistry of Murano Glass is in danger. Between the inflow of cheap counterfeit glass from the East, the rising costs of raw materials, the economic woes in the West, and the difficult working conditions, including standing up all day in the heat of the furnaces, the young people even from the old glass-making families increasingly flock to the easier and more profitable jobs on “terra ferma”, as Venetians call the main land. Many factories and workshops have closed in recent years unable to compete with China and to find enough clients. And with each closing factory goes the mastery and the artistic touch of that particular glassmaker, which cannot be easily picked up by anyone else, and the Art of Murano Glass suffers from each loss.
This is part of the reason why, years ago, we established our company GlassOfVenice.com. Our mission is not only to bring the beautiful historic art of Murano Glass to people worldwide, but also to help this amazing art survive and flourish. By establishing close connections with the artisans and collaborating with them to continue creating new and traditional Murano Glass objects we help them reach those who appreciate and value high-quality handcrafted artistic products and the heritage of Murano Glass. In the end it is you, our customers, who help Murano Glass art survive and prosper, and we thank you for your loyalty and hope for your continued patronage.
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GlassOfVenice.com is happy to announce the next part of our series of Venetian travel advice for those who, like us, are in love with the mesmerizing floating city of Venice, Italy. We received lots of feedback and thankful letters in response to our initial publication and now present the next 5 top recommendations for Venice visitors. Please write to us and let us know that you like our travel advice to get even more GlassOfVenice travel publications in the future.
6. Make an outing to Teatro La Fenice
When you tell your friends that you are going to Venice you will often hear advice to visit San Marco, Palazzo Ducale, famous museums and wonderful restaurants. But there is more to Venice. Far from simply being an open-air museum and a culinary heaven, Venice is a living breathing city offering much more than its streets, canals and restaurants to the curious tourist. For centuries Venice has been famous around the world as an important cultural and artistic center, continuously innovating and discovering new creative frontiers, be it in painting, architecture, artisanal forms, or theater. The latter flourished in Venice thanks to the rich heritage of Roman religious festivals through advent of Venetian Carnival and unique theater forms, such as Commedia del Arte and Grand Opera, and became favorite pastime of Venetians and enlightened tourists alike in the last 300 plus years. Take an evening to witness the magic of Venetian theater at one of the most famous opera houses in the world- Teatro la Fenice (translated as Phoenix), which, like the mythical Phoenix Bird rose from the ashes of three fires, which ruthlessly burnt it to the ground in 220 years of its existence. As you will see when you step into this opulent gem of a theater and hear the opera divas on stage, La Fenice offers not just a fine operatic production but a unique Venetian experience and an enchanted evening that you will not soon forget.
7. Go to a Vivaldi concert (but not where musicians wear wigs)
Vivaldi is Venice’s favorite son. Very famous in Venice and beyond during his lifetime, the composer went through a long period of being largely forgotten until interest in his work reignited during the 20th century, and many of his works, which were considered lost, had since been rediscovered. Today Vivaldi is again immensely popular and his music can be heard in Venice’s churches and scuolas almost every evening. Hearing Vivaldi in Venice, the city which inspired him, is a unique experience, which you will definitely enjoy. Just don’t pick one of the concerts performed by musicians in costumes, as their skill is usually inferior to that of other orchestras based in Venice. One orchestra we recommend in particluar is Interpreti Veneziani, who usually play in San Vidal Church. Get more info about these musicians and their repertoire on their website
8. Venture off the beaten path
Venice is probably one of the most photographed and filmed cities in the world. Even if you have never been to Venice, chances are you have seen so many of its squares, churches, palaces and canals on various photos and in films that you feel like you’ve seen it all and there is nothing new to be discovered. However, this is very far from the truth. In reality, Venice has a well-known touristy part stretched between Piazza San Marco and the train station and a much less known residential part found in more remote areas of Dorsoduro and Arsenale, as well as La Giudecca. This is where you can see the living and breathing city, the Venetians going about their business, the kids playing soccer on piazzas, the curious little stores, the most authentic (and the least expensive) restaurants, the best artistic Murano Glass, Venetian masks, and other artisanal things, and of course this is where the most interesting experiences and encounters await.
9. Walk around Venice early in the morning or late at night
Arguably most people visiting Venice are day-trippers, trying to save on the cost of accommodations in this expensive city, or coming in on cruise ships with only a few hours to spare. This makes for huge mid-day Venetian crowds, especially on the popular routes between San Marco, Rialto, and the train station, and in the popular late Spring, Summer, and early Fall months. But if you are willing to splurge even for only one night in the historical center of Venice, there is still a way to have Venice all to yourself and see it the way it appeared to our predecessors centuries ago. Just get up very early, preferably before dawn, step outside, and watch Venice wake up. You’ll be amazed at the beauty of this mysterious city, when even the most popular sights such as Piazza San Marco will be eerily empty and quiet. Or, if you are not a morning person, stay up way past dinner time and walk the streets around midnight or later. Don’t worry, it is completely safe (Venice enjoys some of the lowest crime rates of any major city and the worst danger by far to any tourist is pickpockets, which love crowds). You’ll be rewarded with picture-perfect views of dimly-lit winding streets and shimmering canals at every corner and a very romantic feeling that you won’t soon forget.
And the last one very near and dear to us:
10. Be very careful when buying Murano Glass
We have already covered this topic at length in another post explaining how to identify authentic Murano Glass. But we feel our tips for travelers to Venice would be incomplete without yet another mention of the need to be careful when buying the ultimate reminder of Venice – Murano Glass. Regretfully, the effect of globalization and modern-day economic reality is such that for many Venetian stores it makes great economic sense to buy counterfeit glass from China instead of purchasing the real thing from the local glass artisans (though from the ethical standpoint such unscrupulous store owners are ruining not only the ancient art of Murano Glass but also the reputation of Venetian tourism industry). Not only are the Chinese fakes incredibly cheap, but to many unsuspecting tourists unfamiliar with Murano Glass and rushing to buy some souvenirs to take back home they look attractive at low price tags. Yet all glass is not created equal, and Murano Glass is not merely a name behind all glassware sold in Venice. Murano Glass starts with the exceptional quality minerals from the Venetian Lagoon, gets shaped by the laborious manual skill-intensive process honed by the centuries of glass-making tradition, and receives its worldwide recognition thanks to the artistic talent of the local glass masters, making it impossible to replicate the unique characteristics and beauty of authentic Murano-made glassware outside of Venice. Before buying any Murano Glass in Venice, please read our Murano Glass Guide carefully and feel free to e-mail us if you have any questions.
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When it comes to visiting Venice, our favorite city in the world, you can count on GlassOfVenice.com for some good unbiased advice. Unlike the travel agencies, whose recommendations always try to sway you toward using their services, we just want you to enjoy this amazing city and keep it in your heart long after your trip is over. Having been to Venice many times, we criss-crossed it leaving no corner unchecked, visited the attractions on and off the beaten path, stayed at various hotels and apartments, ate at all kinds of restaurants and cooked ourselves, befriended the locals, and connected with the city of our dreams on a whole different level. Now we are happy to share our knowledge and experience with all current and future Venice fans. After thinking long and hard we selected 10 best recommendations for Venice visitors. Here are the first five. Look for more in our next post, coming up soon.
1. Come off-season
Venice is beautiful any time of the year, but most people visit it in the Summer when it’s warm enough to roam around all day and dine at the outside tables at pretty canal-side restaurants. So what’s not to like about the Summer in Venice? Well, for one it’s the crowds. You will feel suffocated moving with the huge crowds through narrow alleyways and little bridges, not to mention trying to board the vaporettos. The best restaurants (and even the mediocre ones) will be perpetually full making that coveted canal-side dining an unreachable dream. The hotels will be fully booked and expensive, just like the flights, and the heat and humidity of the Summer will have you gasping for air well before mid-day. So heed our advice and head to Venice in the shoulder season (May or September), or better yet, visit in March-April or October. The flights will be much less expensive, the city will not be overrun by tourists and you will be able to enjoy it in a leisurely fashion and take away wonderful memories of a relaxing time in an enchanted place.
2. Stay in an apartment
Venice has over a thousand hotels, but they get booked up very quickly, especially in high season (see point 1 above), and even middle-of-the-road Venetian hotels are quite expensive. Instead of going through the stress of finding a good central hotel at the right price and getting a tiny impersonal room (if you are lucky), we suggest you try an apartment rental instead. Your own apartment in Venice may sound like it is a hassle, but have no fear. We promise that it will actually be an amazing experience, which will let you feel at home in Venice and explore it like locals do. There are many good websites offering apartment rentals where you can specify the time period, see apartment offers complete with photos and maps, and directly contact the owners (many of whom speak English). Homelidays is one such company the services of which we’ve used in the past to get connected with apartment owners in Venice.
3. Avoid dining near main tourist attractions
Venice has an incredible variety of dining options, including Michelin star-rated restaurants, low-key family-run osteria’s, trendy bar-style eateries, traditional trattorias, and of course lots of pizzerias on every corner. However, far from making life easy for a hungry traveler, this mind-boggling restaurant scene makes a visitor confused and either looking for direction or settling for the first place they see. It is, of course, best to research ahead of time and seek reviews and recommendations on such sites as Tripadvisor, but if you haven’t, here are a few simple rules to live by when it comes to dining in Venice. Avoid restaurants located near main tourist attractions. It is a bit difficult in Venice, where some feel the entire city is a tourist attraction, but at least try to avoid the area near San Marco and the Grand Canal, Rialto, restaurants on the main piazza’s, near museums, and (with few exceptions) restaurants with canal-side seating. Also avoid the immediate vicinity of the train station, and any traffic-heavy streets where massive crowds move between San Marco, Rialto and the train station. The restaurants located in these areas are usually expensive and offer inferior food, counting on the unadventurous traveler or those unwilling to move away from the beaten path.
4. Visit Rialto Market
Amid hundreds of Venetian attractions, most of them several centuries old, it is easy to overlook the more mundane places that are essential to Venetians’ everyday lives. One such place is Rilato Market. However, Rialto Market deserves its own chapter in the book of Venetian history and attractions, and it really is anything but mundane. The Market, one of the oldest in the world, was established in 1097, and in the 12th century the first Rialto bridge was built to make access to the Rialto market easier for pedestrians from all over the town. The market served both retail and wholesale clientele and became famous far beyond Venice. Today Rialto is still a big busy market, with the daily Erberia (green market), and the Pescheria (fish market) visited by many Venetians every day. But beyond offering something for dinner to Venetians, the Rialto is a wonderful experience for a tourist and deserves a close look. Visit Rialto in the morning to witness this ancient Market come alive with merchants praising their goods to discerning buyers. Lively, bustling, and always busy, Rialto is Venice’s beating heart. A stop at the Rialto is a must to feel the soul of Venice, and understand that the city, defying all cries about it dying a slow death, is alive and well.
5. Check out Gallerie dell’Accademia museum
Ever wonder what Venice looked like 500 years ago? There is a place where you can see just that! One of the best Italian museums, Venice’s Gallerie dell’Accademia is the place to see the masterpieces of the Venetian painters from the 14th to the 18th century and to enjoy the world’s best collection of Venice views from the middle ages. Standing in front of Canaletto’s paintings depicting familiar places in Venice, you will be tempted to play the game of "find ten differences" between Venice of centuries ago and the city of today. You will try hard and only find a few. After the initial amazement has passed, spend some time in front of the world-famous paintings by Paolo Veneziano, Tiepolo, Bellini, and Titian, which will make the visit to this gem of a museum the highlight of your Venetian trip.
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Selecting meaningful gifts for men is never an easy task, and managing to find a great Father’s Day gift year after year is even more difficult. After all you don’t want to just continue expanding your dad’s tie collection or give him yet another gadget that will become outdated before the year is out. That’s why we think Murano Glass fits the bill perfectly every year – a special, unique, stylish gift, requiring zero maintenance and never going out of fashion.
To help you pick just the right gift for your dad from our large selection we wrote this special Murano Glass Father’s Day Gift Guide. Just see what best describes your dad and pick one of the gifts we suggest for him. We are sure he’ll love it!
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THE ULTIMATE MURANO GLASS GIFT GUIDE FOR MEN
This is the man who appreciates the nature’s wonders and loves watching or photographing animals and birds in the wild. He may like to travel to remote destinations and catch a glimpse of the nature in its purest form. For such a man we offer a selection of exquisitely crafted Murano Glass Animals and Birds.
||Inspired by The Sea
This is the man that hears the siren call of The Sea and feels the unexplained attraction to the lull of the waves. He loves spending his days out boating, fishing, or just watching the tide and relaxing on the shore. He may like Island vacations and may be into snorkeling or even diving. For such sea lovers the best gift is one of our unique handcrafted Murano Glass Nautical Sculptures which will let him always feel close to the sea.
This is the sophisticated man who likes to live in style and dress well. He has the European-inspired approach to clothing and chooses well-fitting elegant clothes from the smart brands which combine value with just the right dose of classic fashion. He may like to attend various cultural events and travel to the cities that buzz with cultural attractions, and his home reflects his discerning tastes. Murano Glass is the ideal gift for the style-conscious man and to cater to his refined tastes we offer exquisite Murano Cufflinks, Keychains, Photo Frames, Letter Knives, and Ashtrays.
This is the man who knows how to pick and enjoy a good bottle of wine and creates a pleasurable and relaxing experience from uncorking the new bottle. He likes to slow down and enjoy life, gather friends and loved ones, and let the good times roll. He may be dreaming of taking trips to the world’s famous wine-making regions but is often just as satisfied with sitting down peacefully in front of the fireplace with a good coffee-table book. For such a man we offer a selection of the world-famous superbly handcrafted Murano Wine Glasses and Goblets, Decanters and Carafe Sets, Bottle Openers and Corkscrews and Bottle Stoppers.
||The Party Host
This is the man who loves to entertain and does so in style. He is happy to gather friends or family, serve up fine appetizers or exciting dishes, and is a master at creating the genial and joyful atmosphere that the guests always enjoy. Such man is the happiest when his house is full and there is a fun conversation around the table. Just like most men (though they won’t admit it) he likes to show off a little and get a few compliments, but who can blame him for that when he is truly the life of the party and such a gracious host. For the man who likes to throw stylish parties we offer a selection of exquisitely crafted Murano Glass Drinking Glasses and Tableware and Serving Pieces that will have the guests talking long after the party is over.
Our Murano Glass gifts are a perfect way to get the important men in your life something that they’ll treasure for a lifetime. Use coupon code FATHERS15 during checkout and get 15% OFF your Murano Glass Father’s Day gifts until June 17, 2012!
We just expanded the assortment of our unique and artistic Murano Glass Father’s Day Gifts and Venetian Gifts to help you bring the undying Venetian tradition of Murano Glass to your fathers and your favorite men this Father’s Day and always. These pieces are created by the famous Murano Glass masters who love what they do and who spent decades learning from their fathers and grandfathers and perfecting their glass-making skills.
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May is the time when we treat the most important women in our lives – our mothers, and the mothers around us, which we value and respect. Giving us unconditional love, encouragement, and self confidence, our moms dedicate their lives to us, and for that we are forever thankful. You may think that Mother’s Day is a special U.S. holiday, but in fact it’s celebrated all over the world, although it has different roots and is celebrated on different days in different countries.
In Italy Mother’s Day is called La Festa Della Mamma and, like so many Italian customs, it traces its origins to the ancient Romans, who had a spring feast in honor of the goddess of marriage and motherhood named Juno (which meant “vital force” in Latin), and prayed to her for fertility and healthy offspring. The ancient Romans had a custom of marrying in June, Juno’s month, to ensure a good fruitful marriage, and that custom is still alive and well today among modern Italians. In every culture mothers are respected and loved, but in Italy a mother is a vital force not just in the family but in the community, and even more than that, mothers play a very important role in the larger society. Surprisingly, eight out of ten Italian men ages 18 to 30 still live with their mamma’s (such men are affectionately called “mammoni” or mamma’s boys -a term extremely common in today’s Italy), and countless others always consult with their mamma’s when there is a need to make an important decision. While La Festa Della Mamma in its present form was first officially celebrated in 1957 on the second Sunday in May, it has quickly become one of the most loved and widely celebrated Italian holidays.
On this day Italian sons and daughters free their mamma’s of any household chores. Those adult children that live outside the home try to come home and spend the day with their mothers and families. Of course Italians are famous for their love of good food and wine, so they often celebrate La Festa Della Mamma with a big family feast and for desert there is always a cake in the shape of a heart. And of course all children from the very young to the very old give their mothers gifts and keepsakes to be treasured for years.
Whether you are an Italian or not, Mother’s Day is a great time to let your mother and those special mothers around you know just how special they are with the most special and unique gifts you can find. We at GlassOfVenice have wonderful Murano Glass gifts for moms of all ages, carefully handcrafted one-at-a-time in the furnaces of Venetian artisans. A Murano Glass gift straight from Venice, which carries all the passion, magic and beauty of this amazing City on the Water will make every mom feel loved and appreciated.
MURANO GLASS GIFTS FOR MOTHER’S DAY
Gift for moms of exquisite Murano Glass from our large selection of unique entirely handcrafted Murano Glass jewelry, vases, sculptures, accessories, tableware and barware, which lets your mothers and the important women in your life enjoy the aura of Venice for years to come. Use coupon code MOTHERS15 during checkout and get 15% OFF your Murano Glass Mother’s Day gifts until May 14, 2012!
We just expanded the assortment of our beautiful Murano Glass Mother’s Day Gifts and Venetian Gifts to help you bring the Art of Murano Glass and Venetian beauty to your mothers and your favorite women this Mother’s Day and always. These pieces are created by famous Murano Glass masters who love what they do and who spent decades learning from their fathers and grandfathers and perfecting their glass-making skills.
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Continuing with our series of Murano Glass Q&A we’d like to cover a question we get often, which is whether we can help get a spare part for Murano Glass item. Most often this question concerns Murano glass watches and Venetian chandeliers.
Let us start by saying that generally Murano Glass masters do not create spare parts. In the case of Murano Glass chandeliers, it may be possible to obtain a spare part only from the glass factory where you purchased your chandelier. For this reason as well as for quality and service assurance, if you do go to Venice and Murano and decide to purchase a chandelier there, we highly recommend purchasing only from a reputable factory on Murano. Please remember to make a note of the factory’s name, the owners/salesperson’s names and contact information, and keep this info along with your proof of purchase in a safe place in case a delivery fails, the chandelier arrives damaged or not as expected, or you need a spare part years down the road. Alternatively, you can purchase one of our Venetian chandeliers and we will work with the glass makers to provide the required spare part for you should you need it later on.
As for Murano Glass watches, the most sought-after parts are the millefiori-decorated crystal and the leather strap or the bangle. Unfortunately, it is not possible to replace the millefiori crystal, if yours broke the only option is to buy a new watch. Same goes for the bangle bracelet. The strap, however, can be replaced, and we’ll be happy to look into the strap replacement requests for our customers.
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Who doesn’t love a good deal? Especially in the middle of cold and dreary winter. Oh well, maybe not as cold as they have in Europe, where the Venetian canals are covered in ice, but still we thought our U.S. and Canada readers could use a chance to break the ice this winter with one of the hundreds of famous colorful Millefiori pendants available on our website. A Millefiori pendant is probably the most famous and easily recognizable piece of Murano Glass Art. Now you can get one absolutely free by taking part in our Giveaway, and, if you are the lucky winner, you will see for yourself how people get instantly attracted to it. And the best part is you get to select your free pendant from the many 23mm Millefiori pendants in gold-plated or silver frame that we offer on our website.
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