Where to buy a Murano Glass Chandelier Online

There are many places where you can buy Murano Glass chandeliers online. We have compiled our very own list of selected vendors. Either because they have been in the market for a long time, because they are a true expert or because they offer a wide range of products. Our intention is to give you, the buyer, the power to make an informed decision.

Please note our selection is based on distributors that carry the Murano seal of authenticity, issued by Promovetro. Feel free to give us a hint if you feel we are missing someone.

Without further ado, this is our list of Murano glass chandelier sellers:

MuranoDirect: A vast selection and simple and useful selection tools based in number of lights and price. We noticed it explicitly shows they hold the Promovetro seal of authenticity. This is possible because Giuliano 😉 (the owner) is a close friend with the Murano artisans. We appreciate the fact that someone took the liberty to show his face. We also liked the product comparison feature. Prices are very competitive and the amount of styles is outstanding.

1stdibs.com: Although they only carry one type of Murano chandelier. The reputable design house has so much products too choose from, it was hard to not count them in this list. We didn’t find the Promovetro seal, but they state their chandeliers are made in Italy. Only one type of chandelier at $2,940 + shipping.

OriginalMuranoGlass.com: This company has been distributing Murano imports for some time. They do offer a wide selection of chandelier styles. From the Traditional and Venetian, to more contemporary ones. We didn’t find the Promovetro seal. Their browsing feature wasn’t very friendly, but they do have nice designs. Also, we did not immediately find the product prices.

MuranoGlassChandeliers.com: This site offers a vast number of styles, colors and prices. their selection is based on size (S/M/L) and style (traditional, contemporary, rezzonico). In general we liked the experience, although we would like a more human touch.

Venice Arte: They offer a lot but we think it was too difficult to find what we were looking for. Their prices are only in euros. And the site looks a bit outdated. Most chandeliers didn’t include a picture. Browsing was just too complicated.

Murano Glass Shop: In general this site has a vast selection of styles. We think their Virtual Designer tool has potential, but we actually didn’t tried it. They also have a nice magazine-like flipping application, but we don’t appreciate the fact that the visuals weren’t too good.

Sogni Di CristalloInterior Deluxe and Italian Lightning Center: These three sites gave us the same impression, thus we include them in one paragraph. The three sites look a bit outdated and similar. They really offer the same products. We didn’t spend too much time here.

That was it for now. We did found many more dealers but we think the certificate of authenticity is an exceptional thing that should be made explicit from the homepage.

As a final note, we only focused on first hand dealers, there are many resellers in Ebay, Houzz, and Etsy too, but we didn’t focused in those.

As you may have guessed, our verdict goes to either “Murano Glass Chandeliers” or “Murano Direct”. Surprise, right? But, we really think it’s an important exercise. You be the final judge.

Classic Chandeliers Fashion

Classic chandeliers offer a stylish and glamorous atmosphere. However, it is important to make the right choice when choosing your chandelier, especially when you want them to show an elegant effect.

MEASURE RULE OF THUMBS

Here you can find a useful guide on selecting the chandelier size and height. But the basics are simple:

“The general rule for hanging dining room chandeliers is that the bottom of the fixture should hang between 30″ and 36″ from the tabletop assuming you have an 8′ ceiling.”

“The diameter of the dining room chandelier should be about one half to two thirds the width of the table it will be hanging over.”

CLASSIC CRYSTAL CHANDELIERS

A subtle and highly desirable effect can be achieved with a classic design chandelier. The spectrum of light and colors offered by Murano glass classic chandeliers is particularly eye-catching.

Hand-made Murano chandeliers feature a variety of wavy and tubular shapes and colors, including: pinks, yellows, blues, greens, red and blacks. If you go to our store you can also browse our fantastic color featuring, for example: antique style crystal, black, black and crystal trimmings, crystal and kt. gold, crystal and black trimmings, crystal and blue and many more.

Murano Glass Classic Chandelier

Murano often comprises floral and romantic motifs, that makes them a highly desirable piece due to the magic effect produced by its shape and lighting.

Classic chandeliers can fit almost any budget, limiting only those with a poor imagination. Sizes and shapes can fit every dinning room and almost any other type of room, including kitchens, baths and bedrooms.

Since acquiring a chandelier usually requires spending more money than any traditional light forms, you may want to stick to a style that won’t go out dated as fashion trends change. Choosing a classic style chandelier is the best option for buying a chandelier. But the freedom of design and styles offered by these hand-made pieces, also makes choosing them a rewarding experience that, while may take some time. It will bring joy and glamour to your house gatherings.

While most people furnish their living or dining rooms from the bottom up, we would suggest in fact the opposite, to furnish your room from top to bottom. That is, starting from your ceiling deco and finishing with your flooring and carpeting. This top-bottom approach means you’ll spend some time with an empty living or dining room, but from what we’ve seen with some of our customers, the reward of dressing up a room, starting with a classic chandelier makes your interior design expert go ballistic about the many places your imagination will take you.

If you have decided you want to acquire a classic chandelier, take a look at our selected list of chandelier dealers and resellers. Maybe you’ll find one that suits your budget, taste and needs.

From Murano With Love meets 007

A friend of mine created this video some weeks ago, but I had not had the chance to share it earlier. Please take a look at it. It offers a unique point of view into the world of 007 and chandeliers.

I liked how the video uses humor, as most Murano sellers don’t really show a human side, much less a sense of humor! Well, not me! I like to laugh as much as I like Murano glass.

Please share with me your joy by leaving some comments or thank you’s on the comment section.

From Murano, with Love!

How To Identify Authentic Murano Glass?

I’ve received many questions by email about how to identify authentic Murano glass. So I decided to expand on my reasoning for how to identify authentic Murano glass chandeliers and provide a little historical background. If you are not too much into history, you can skip this part and jump directly into the second section.

how to identify authentic murano glass

Believe it or not, authentic Murano glass is still hand-made in factories the island of Murano, about 15 minutes from the beautiful Venice, Italy. Even more, artisans still use a centuries old technique to make Murano glass. It’s one of the reasons why no Murano piece is ever the same. Because they are all hand made and often contain irregularities.

You may wonder why such a famous manufacturers hub wasn’t closer to Venice or the richer cities in Italy. The reason is simple. Artisans were moved to the island of Murano to warranty the safety of Italian cities. You see, Murano furnaces use fire and thus, if proper measures are not taken, especially in the 13th century, fires could spread easily.

Although there are several types of Italian chandeliers, only those from the region of Murano are authentic. Here’s how you can tell whether or not they are authentic.

Top 10 ways how to identify authentic Murano glass:

1. Ask for the certificate of the company selling the chandelier. This certificate is issued by the Italian association for Murano manufacturers and it’s only issued to some people.

2. Murano glass is unmistakeably clear. And it’s shine and clarity can’t be compared to generic glass. It’s weight is also a factor.

3. Murano glass will usually have a Pontill marking on it’s base.

4. The glass piece should carry a label from the manufacturer engraved on it.

5. You will really need to spend some time doing research about the glass masters and their production models.

6. Because authentic Murano glass is hand made, it will contain some lines or imperfections, although these are not really imperfections, but rather, a seal of quality. Hey, it’s almost like green or blue eyes!

7. If your piece has no lines or bubbles, it’s probably a fake, meaning it was mass produced and not hand-made.

8. The price is also a factor. If the piece you are buying has a price tag under the market rates, you should be suspicious about your Murano glass. While we offer low prices, we really could never compete against Chinese copies.

9. If you still have doubts, please write me or send some pictures. I may be able to help you identify your chandelier.

10. As price of the piece plays a role. So does shipping rates. An authentic Murano piece won’t be really shipped using a cheap shipping method, thus it’s price will be usually high.

Thanks for reading, please share if you think this was useful. As always, I’d be happy to answer all your questions. Please write to: sales@muranodirect.com

For further reading you may want to check this resources:

How to identify an original Murano Glass

Identify Fake Murano Glass listed on EBay

Murano Glass Forums

Murano Glass video advertising from the 30s

The following videos where provided by Consorzio Promovetro Murano, and it’s official website, MuranoGlass.com. They are exquisite and we really appreciate the efforts that the consortium is carrying for improving the Murano brand, and the glass masters work. This video is from the 30’s and is quite amazing. The narrative brings back so many good memories from back in the day.