Handmade jewellery and giftware made with genuine Murano glass
With close ties on the island of Murano in Venice, Italy, we are able to source all of our materials and products directly from the people who make them. We create most of our pieces ourselves, in Melbourne and Sicily, or source directly from artisans working on Murano. We know our makers and can guarantee the authenticity and quality of everything we stock.
Murano and its glass
Murano is actually seven small islands connected by bridges, north of Venice in the Venetian lagoon. All of Venice's glassmakers were forced to move there at the end of the 13th century, to protect Venice from fires but also to protect the lucrative glass trade and its secrets. Many glassworking techniques and innovations were developed here, and Murano glass became famous for its crystal clarity, vivid colours and high quality. Many of the old skills have been passed down through generations and are still in use today.
Murano glass is only glass either made on the island of Murano or in the mainland factories of the Murano-based glass making companies. Unfortunately, not all items sold as Murano glass, even on the island itself, are genuine. For this reason we only use Murano glass bought fron well-known producers and source handmade items directly from makers we know.