Murano Glass Lentil Earrings - Ice Blue and White Gold

  • Murano Glass Lentil Earrings - Ice Blue and White Gold
  • Murano Glass Lentil Earrings - Ice Blue and White Gold
  • Murano Certificate
£22.00

Beautiful cool earrings. These earrings feature the palest blue transparent Murano glass with white gold foil crackled under the surface of the glass. They shimmer in the light and are so pretty! The lentil shape is like an elliptical lens.
The beads measure 14mm round and their depth is 8mm. Drop measures 33mm from pierce.

A brief history of Murano

The island of Murano is located 3km north of Venice in Italy and has been a prosperous commercial port since the 7th Century. Murano became the centre of Venetian glass making in 1291, when glass foundries were moved from Venice to reduce the risk of fires. At that time, Murano glass workers operated at the leading edge of glass technology; for example, they were the only Europeans that knew how to make mirrors! Consequently, they enjoyed great status and privilege but were not permitted to leave the Venetian lagoon area. Perhaps understandably, the Venetian Republic were very keen to preserve and retain their unique craft, but punishment for deserters was swift and sometimes extremely harsh. The glass workers of Murano are still following their age-old techniques today and although other countries such as China and the Czech Republic try to imitate the exquisite Venetian glass, they tend to be a poor copy. In jewellery, tell-tale signs can be greater weight and less clarity - the vibrancy of Murano glass is unmistakable, appearing to glow from within.

How are Murano glass beads made?

Making the beautiful glass beads for jewellery takes an enormous amount of skill and expertise. Clear glass is melted, rolled and shaped into the basic bead shape. Then, while the glass is still soft, it is touched repeatedly onto gold or silver leaf until covered. More glass is added to envelop the metal leaf before being formed into the desired finished bead shape; spherical, heart, cube etc. The glass is sometimes clear but more commonly coloured to build up the wonderful vibrancy that is synonymous with the Murano name. The choice of either gold or silver leaf is generally made to compliment the glass colour. Silver is often used with cold colours to produce a truer more intense glass colour, whereas gold can really change the colour used in the glass to achieve some stunning results. Either way the effect is magical and the reason why Murano glass is so popular in jewellery making.

All of our jewellery will be supplied in an Indigo Silver branded presentation box, with the exception of a limited number of remaining 'D for Diamond' branded items.

You can also select gift wrap with a personal message in your basket for just £2.95!

Dispatch

Much of our jewellery is made to order so dispatch will usually be within 3 working days of order. Please note that dispatch of custom orders may take slightly longer but do contact us if your order is required urgently.

UK Delivery

Orders up to and including £30 will be delivered by Royal Mail First Class post at just £2.95 per order - usually within 1 to 2 working days of dispatch.
Orders over £30 will be delivered FREE by Royal Mail First Class post - usually within 1 to 2 working days of dispatch.
We also offer Royal Mail Next Day delivery for £7.50 - please contact us first to ensure stock availability.

International delivery

Unfortunately, we are currently unable to accept orders from outside of the UK.

Returns

We want you to be 100% satisfied with all purchases, so please do contact us immediately if for any reason you are not completely happy. If you do wish to return an item, then contact us within 28 days of delivery to arrange a refund or exchange.

Refunds

Once your return is received and inspected, we will acknowledge receipt and confirm approval of your refund by email. Your refund will then be processed and a credit applied to your original method of payment within 5 working days (typically but subject to usual banking process).

Exchanges or Modifications

We recognise that it's not always easy to get it right first time when buying online. So if you would like to exchange an item or need a modification, then do contact us for assistance.

Return Shipping

To return your item(s), you should address them to: Indigo Silver, 122 Kings Road, Fleet, Hampshire UK, GU51 3DU. Your item(s) must be returned in the same condition that you received it and using the original packaging.

You will be responsible for paying your own shipping costs for returning an item. However we will refund your shipping cost if returning due to a fault or an error on our part. If you are shipping an item over £50, you should consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance. We don’t guarantee that we will receive your returned item.

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