A pair of gold-leaf glass hearts dangle from a strand of tiny gold glass beads in this luminous necklace, handcrafted in a fourth-generation Venetian glass studio.
The Venetian island of Murano has been home to some of the world's most famous glass studios since the 13th century. Because of the risk of fire, the Venetian government moved all glass studios from the center city to this island where techniques flourished and evolved for more than 700 years in a concentrated community of highly skilled artists. During the Renaissance, Venetian glass was so essential to the economy that glassmakers were forbidden to communicate their techniques to anyone outside of their guild. Some of the original 13th century kilns are still in use today at studios that have passed from maestro to apprentice for centuries.
I simply loved these pretty and elegant Venetian hearts. They are just the touch to make any outfit look complete. I purchased three to gift - my friends adore them- and I kept one for myself. Love the compliments I get when I wear mine!
The recipient of this gift thought it very nice. She sent us a pic of her wearing it. Looked good. Length sufficient. I have not seen it in person. More to come when I do.
So very well made..only just to long..other wise what a bargain..love them
I absolutely love the Two of Hearts Venetian Necklace. It is of good quality and lays nicely. I like how one side of the red heart is a gold design and the reverse has a silver design. Will definitely wear it for Valentine's Day!