Sculpted Murano Murrine Blown Glass Earrings
These beautiful labour-intensive Venetian Murano glass blown (hollow) Murrine Sculpted beads measure 24mm x 27mm (2.4cm x 2.7cm or approx 1") They are quite astounding.
After these beads are handblown and cooled a little they undergo a process known as Battuto, where every single part of the bead is engraved on a diamond wheel, this creates different shapes and grooves on the bead, and requires great precision, skill and patience.
Below hang Sterling silver oxidized chain and disc with little Tourmaline beads. Total length is from top of the Sterling leverback is 85mm (8.5cm or a little over 3 & 1/4") Each earring is 6g.