What is designer jewelry?
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 colorsMurano glassmakers are masters in the art of creating incomparable colors. These are very difficult to reproduce with such quality, such transparency and such luminosity.
How are our designer jewelry made?
The magic of transforming matter
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 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...