Cross in Florentine mosaic.
To find the origins of Byzantine mosaics, we must go back to the times of Byzantium and the Roman Empire of the East. Towards the end of the 18th century artisans brought the art of mosaics in Florence, where it found a fertile terrain for rapid growth. The mosaic articles are manufactured today exactly as they always have been. The glass sheets come from Murano where the highest qualities are produced. The Byzantine millefiori mosaic typical product of the Florentine tradition is still done by hand with colored spun glass pieces interlocking. Each of these jewelry is unique and as such can not be equal to any other!
Dimension of the cross: 7 x 5 cm (2,76" x 1,97")