Original Glass Jewellery from Murano in the Venetian Lagoon
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Using original designs and a mixture of traditional glassmaking techniques, we offer a wide range of contemporary jewellery from 'Onde Venezia' that represents the very best of the unique qualities of Murano Glass production.
The beautifully created Murano glass jewellery found in our 'Sea' collection has been inspired by the hypnotic motion of water and encapsulates the rich blues and greens of the Mediterranean.
The frozen beauty of winter in the north is reflected in the blue, white, silver and clear glass designs of our 'Ice' collection.
Our 'Wild' collection represents the 'untamed' part of our personalites! Inspired by the Cheetah, Jaguar and Tiger, the rich veins of yellow, black, gold and brown flowing through these Murano pendants, bracelets and earrings, evoke the beauty, power and majesty of the jungle.
Our collections contain a mixture of Murano Glass pendants in various sizes, bracelets and earrings. Some are also available as sets. Whether you are looking for a special gift to give a loved one, or simply looking to spoil yourself, you will certainly find many beautiful pieces of original, hand-made, Murano Glass jewellery by 'Onde Venezia' within our various collections.
The island of Murano is situated in the Venetian Lagoon about 1.5 kilometres north of Venice. Although a lot smaller it is similar to Venice in that the island is a series of small islands linked by bridges. The island was originally inhabited by the Romans and was a prosperous fishing port and producer of salt. It was later home to other settlers and one of the islands was occupied by an order of Camaldolese monks who were seeking a place of quiet and solitude for their way of life.
By the end of the 13th century all of the glassmakers who were working in Venice were sent to the island of Murano as it was feared the furnaces would set fire to the wooden piles supporting the city. Less than a hundred years later the glassmakers on the island started exporting their goods and quickly became famous and were the main producers of glass for Europe. Initially they were known for their glass beads and mirrors but later became famous for their chandeliers.
The glass making business began a steady decline in the 18th century but it still remains the main industry of the island, closely followed by tourism.