Colored Glass 3D Murano Pendants is sold in retail stores as low as $7.99 and as high as $39.99. The Ribbon is NOT included.
Murano glass has been a famous product of the Venetian island of Murano for
centuries. Located off the shore of Venice, Italy, Murano was a commercial port
as far back as the 7th century. By the 10th century it had become a well-known
city of trade. Today Murano remains a destination for tourists and art and
jewellery lovers alike.
Venetian glass is a type of glass object made in Venice, Italy, primarily on the island of Murano. It is world-renowned for being colorful, elaborate, and skilfully made. Many of the important characteristics of these objects had been developed by the thirteenth century. Toward the end of that century, the center of the Venetian glass industry moved to Murano.
Dichroic glass is glass containing multiple micro-layers of metal oxides which give the glass dichroic optical properties. Dichroic glass was originally developed by NASA and its contractors for use in satellite optics and spacesuit visors.
Abalone (from Spanish Abulón) are medium-sized to very large edible sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Haliotidae and the genus Haliotis.
Structure and properties of abalone shell - The shell of the abalone is exceptionally strong. It is made of microscopic calcium carbonate tiles stacked like bricks. Between the layers of shells is a clingy protein substance. When the abalone shell is struck, the tiles slide instead of shattering and the protein stretches to absorb the energy of the blow. Material scientists around the world are studying the tiled structure for insight into stronger ceramic products such as body armor.[
All Pendants were made or assembled in China.
Bails are not included with small hole Glass Pendants. (click here to see bails)