Aventurine is one of the antiques and popular Murano Glass techniques, distinguished by its sparkling look, created by tiny gilt star particles captured in the translucent glass.
Aventurine as in Venice is called, is a Murano glass-making technique developed in Murano in the 17th century. History tells that a document dating from 1614 "a kind of stone with gilt stars inside" mesmerized people with the unusual and attractive look, was reported. The technique owes its name to the fact that its discovery happened by chance thanks to a lucky coincidence when a glass artisan is said to have accidentally dropped some metal shavings into the glass mixture. Italians say it happened all'avventura, which means by sheer accident.
Italians say it happened all'avventura, which means by sheer accident. The original and very complicated recipe involves adding various metal oxides such as copper and iron to the hot glass mixture, which will cause tiny particles of the metals to crystallize as the glass mixture cools off. After the industrial revolution, the whole process was optimized transferred large volumes of fine Aventurine paste skilfully stretched into glass cane, which was then re-melted under a flame. In the eighteenth century several types of quartz were discovered which emitted shimmer due to the inclusion of various minerals, then was laboured worked by our glass master.
Italians say it happened Aventura*
which means by sheer accident.
From latin adventura «ciò che accadrà»