I had promised my wife I’d return with some genuine Venetian glass. After a little asking around and a generous tip at a seafood restaurant I found myself on a small boat, leaving the tourists of the Sestieri, or main islands, behind. I headed north to the tiny island of Murano, where artisans have been perfecting the art of glassmaking since the 13th century. I wound my way through back alleys to reach the handwritten address, where a kindly old man beckoned me inside. He spoke no English, nor I Italian, but he invited me to watch as he practiced his ancient craft; hot and dangerous, gentle and precise, magically giving shape and color to the glass.
Inspired by this display, we’d like to share our magnificent Murano Glass Artisan Earrings, showcasing a rainbow of colors and a lifetime of craft. The hand-blown glass discs glisten like precious candy and each is strung alongside translucent yellow beads and golden spacers. Each glass bead is accented with aventurine, or gold foil, woven into the glass using a time-honored technique that’s as beautiful as it is mysterious. Complete the set with the 7" matching bracelet and 16½" necklace and you’ll never get lost among the tourists again.