A genuine Venetian Murano heart in pearly rose and ruby with a sparkling gold stripe, pierced by a handcrafted sterling silver arrow and set on beautiful hand made ear fixings. These earrings are perfect if you love delicate, lightweight designs that you can wear comfortably all day. The entire earring, including the ear wires measures 50 mm or 2" in length and the hearts measure 10 mm or 3/8" across. The final photograph shows the earrings next to a vintage lipstick case, to give a sense of scale. These are genuine Murano hearts sent from the Murano factory in Venice. Everything else has been hand crafted by me from 925 sterling silver wire in my workshop in West Sussex in a design unique to Mermaid's Purse Jewellery. After all, it would be a shame to mount a unique Murano glass heart on mass produced fixings!
Your earrings will be sent to you carefully packaged in a gift box fastened with a bow ready to give as a present or keep to yourself, if you desire!
These are the matching earrings to the Cupid's Dart Pendants. The legend says that the Roman God Cupid, the son of Venus the goddess of love, would carelessly throw magical darts at mortals, and whoever was pierced through the heart would fall hopelessly in love with the next person they saw. A heart pierced with an arrow became the universal symbol of true love.
About Murano Glass Beads
Glass beads have been made on the island of Murano in the Venetian Lagoon since the 13th Century when glassmaking was moved there to prevent fires breaking out in the city. Many of the techniques used by the artists who make the glass are closely guarded secrets, and it helped to be located on an island where few people were allowed to visit. Nowadays the glass making process is still done by hand and Murano glass is recognised as the finest of its kind in the world. No two Murano beads are alike and many are lined in fine silver or 24 Karat gold to enhance their beauty.
Shipping & delivery
This item will be posted to you by Mermaid's Purse Jewellery within 3 days of receiving payment.
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