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Murano Glass Jewellery
Nobody knows quite how or why it began, but they have been making glass in Venice for 1200 years. Venetian glass, sometimes called Murano glass (this is the smaller island to where the glassmakers were banished because of the fire risk of their furnaces), is highly distinctive. For decades Braybrook & Britten have worked with two small multi-generational family firms of Venetian beadmakers to preserve and celebrate the very best examples of their art. The beads we use are hand made specially for Braybrook & Britten. But fate has not been kind. A combination of illness, covid and gas prices brought to an untimely end the workshop of Salvatori Sito, in our view the finest traditional bead makers on the islands. They are not alone and other well known workshops have shared the same fate. So this is a last chance to see and own Murano necklaces of this outstanding craftsmanship as they are our surviving prototypes and design reference pieces from masters. Truly the end of an era. We continue to work with some individual bead makers, but it is becoming more of a challenge.