Our Valentina range consists of colourful genuine Murano glass beads originating from the small island of Murano which lies in a lagoon off the coast of Venice, Italy. These beads are skillfully hand made by some of the world's finest glassmakers utilising centuries old methods passed down through generations. Some beads are made with a "soul" of precious metal foil and all beads are kiln fired. These processes create unusual patterns, marks and in some cases small bubbles within the glass which are not imperfections, simply a result of this ancient craft. As each bead is made by hand, no two are ever the same, making Murano glass jewellery piece as individual and unique as you are.