Murano glass is named as such because they come from the Venetian Island of Murano. At least, the authentic ones do.Basic Murano glass is colorless. How then do pendants like this obtain its color? Glassmakers add minerals such as cobalt for blue, manganese for violet, etc. To create the millefiori style which means thousand flowers, colored liquid glass are layered, molded into stars, then stretched into long rods (canes). When sliced, the pattern reveals flowers of various colors! The technique is called murrine.
Pretty, isn’t it? Thank you to my hubby for this lovely birthday present. ❤️