Milodina's designer jewelry is designed and designed by Milodina's designer, Michèle Richer, whose glass parts are hand-crafted in Murano by our craftsmen whom we know very well.
The jewelry we make is high-end quality costume jewelry. Elegant, unique, original and authentic, they are designed by working hand in hand with real Murano glass artisans.
Our jewels reflect both the thousand-year-old tradition of Murano glass and a clean, contemporary design.
Assembly and finalization of our creations are made by us in our workshop located in Yvelines in Ile de France.
In each of our boxes is slipped a certificate guaranteeing the origin of the glass which is shaped by hand by our master glassmakers on the island of Murano near Venice.
Milodina packaging and certified Murano glass certificate

How to recognize and identify real Murano glass

The jewel has imperfections

Real Murano glass is handmade which results in small imperfections:

  • air bubbles for example
  • or irregularities in the glass

This is not however a defect but on the contrary the sign of a craftsmanship, the certainty of having a singular and unique jewel.

The island of Murano is a reference mark

To know if it is indeed Murano glass:

  • either you have the signature of the glassmaker on the large pieces of glass,
  • or you have a certificate of authenticity.

Murano glass is as much about a craft technique as it is about a location, a physical place. Authentic glass is only produced on the island of Murano in Italy.

unique colors
Murano glassmakers are masters in the art of creating incomparable colors. These are very difficult to reproduce with such quality, such transparency and such luminosity.
To keep the secret of these unique colors, each family of glassmakers keeps a very old notebook that has been passed down from father to son for generations where the formulas, the "recipes" for making the colors are noted.

How are our designer jewelry made?

The magic of transforming matter
Visiting Murano and seeing a master glassmaker work is always a magical and moving moment that you never get tired of; it is a wonder that is renewed each time. The material resulting from sand and fire begins its metamorphosis with fire, light, heat then transforms, melts, expands. It is a thousand-year-old art, made of transmission through the generations which rivals in beauty with the most beautiful precious stones.
Our designer jewelry is shaped with a blowtorch flame

All our jewels start from a solid or hollow glass rod depending on whether the piece of glass must be stretched or blown. The master glassmaker softens the glass cane with the heat of a flame fueled by methane gas and air. The glassmaker then shapes this cane using various metal pliers.

When the glass is blown, the hole through which the glassmaker blows remains visible. When the piece of glass is pinched/stretched with a metal clamp, some irregularities, like circles on the water, may appear...

Torch-blown glass

Torch-blown glass is a very complex technique. The glassmaker works a glass a few tenths of a millimeter thick and freehand, which allows for very light jewelry - particularly important for earrings...

In this process, only the eye of the master glassmaker and his years of experience can understand how long the glass can be worked before breaking, how to heat it more or less close to the flame, how to work it...
We work closely with our glassmakers.
When we develop a new collection, Michèle Richer is present on site in Murano. She is right next to them in their workshop to talk. The glassmaker never has the right solution for a new shape, a new design in the first place. Many exchanges, prototypes and modifications are necessary to arrive at the final model.
You are thus guaranteed to have a unique and singular jewel.
September 20, 2022 — Michele Richer

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