Glass, glamorous and elegant

October 21, 2020

Jewellery is not always about precious metals, rare stones, and expensive gems. Anything well designed can be glamorous and elegant. Again, it’s all about design!

Glass is not, by any means, a precious substance, but then again, it can look as if it was. Glass is made of sand, one of the most abundant substances on the planet. If you heat sand at around 1,700 °C (3090°F), you get a gelatinous, bright, liquid goo that can be formed into the wildest shapes. Fortunately, when this liquid cools, it does not revert to its original state. It becomes solid, and voilà, glass!

Glass-making dates back to at least 3,600 BC in Mesopotamia, but it is widely accepted that the cultures in that area were copying glass objects by the Egyptians. At the time (Bronze Age), glass WAS considered luxurious.

When one thinks of glass, the first thing that comes to mind is a container for drinking, a vase, or a windowpane. But liquid sand is a highly versatile substance, and using it in jewellery design is a given. But using glass successfully in a piece of jewellery requires exquisite taste, excellent skills and expert craftsmanship, so the finished work looks elegant, sophisticated and exclusive.

SERAFINO designs glass-based jewellery that is discreet yet glamorous and elegant.

Please take a look at the FREEVOLA Collection and see how we bring glass to life.

Visit our online store and discover jewellery elevated to an art form!