On my last trip to Venice I opted for a gondola ride. Perhaps a bit touristy, but there’s no doubt that best place to see the floating city is from the water. And the best guide is always the gondolier with the widest smile. Between my broken Italian and his broken English, the words didn’t really matter. He loved the city and his passion was contagious. “My heart belongs to Venice,” he said. And after the ride, so did mine.
That ride reminded me of what it means to have real passion for your work. And there’s no place on Earth where that passion burns hotter than on Murano. Every piece that comes from the centuries-old workshops of the island’s glass craftsmen is stunning. Our Gondola Collection features a gallery of hand-crafted glass beads, each uniquely shaped and colored. Made in Italy.