Our materials

We La Fondazione – Handmade Murano glass Venice we only use materials made in Italy and with high quality.

We promote the made in Italy and small entrepreneurs, which is why all our products have certified materials.

We use mineral or precious materials such as dichroic glass, aventurine, chalcedony, crystals, quartz of different colors, certified Murano glass rods, yellow gold leaf, white gold leaf, silver leaf.

All the closing hooks of necklaces, bracelets, pendants, earrings are made with allergenic metals such as galvanized zamak, stainless steel, rubber, all nickel free.

Lastre di vetro dicroico - La Fondazione snc

Dichroic glass

Dichroic glass is a glass containing micro-layers of metal oxides which give the glass thus treated particular optical properties and an iridescent appearance, exploited for artistic and high-tech purposes. The modern production of dichroic or two-colored glass is obtained through a multilayer coating process. Quartz crystals and oxides of different metals such as titanium, chromium, aluminum, zirconium, magnesium are vaporized with an electronic beam in a vacuum chamber, where they end up condensing on a crystalline surface. This material is...

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Murano glass rods - La Fondazione snc

Certified Murano glass rods

As any myth has it, glass was accidentally discovered in the past millions of years ago around a large fire in the Mesopotamian desert. Fire suddenly transformed opaque and grainy silicon into a different material. The archaeological discovery (polychrome and non-transparent necklaces) somewhere between Mesopotamia and Egypt, is dated to the fourth millennium BC. Initially, glass was considered a precious metal, as the process of "forging" it was extremely complex to obtain. A decisive moment in the history of glass was the...

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