Costume glass jewelry
produced wholesale in Murano
When, in 1922, was discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun, the great Egyptian pharaoh, among the treasures buried in the pyramid of the funeral were also found many jewels and beads that had the merit to launch the 'Egyptian fashion'. Today this fashion is followed by some wholesale costume jewelry manufacturers of Pandora style bracelets and charms based in Murano. They specialize in large hole beads silver cored. This cheap fashion had a strong influence over the production of wholesale glass jewelry suppliers, which in those years focused in particular on the production of costume bracelets of the 'schiava' type. The business of wholesale bracelets grew considerably. In the following decade were the stars of Hollywood to dictate the fashion and the trend of the time was to wear flashy glass jewellery charms and particularly showy one, made with cheap synthetic natural light. Meanwhile, as regards the beautiful Italian costume accessories, in Venice was flourishing again the style of Murano glass, mainly large hole beads. The Second World War was a period of fundamental importance for the evolution, development and dissemination of wholesale products from costume jewellery manufacturers. Just think at the birth, at that time, of the Swarovski crystal charms and beads. Throughout the fifties, the mass and cheap production of the European wholesale costume jewelry did not have a scale comparable to that of the costume one in United States. But since the sixties Europe filming the production, and French and Italian wholesale designers began to influence the U.S. market. The advent of the hippie movement of the '60s and '70s gave a further boost to the products of wholesale costume jewelry suppliers, who at that time produced a number of costume ethnic jewellery, and was characterized by futuristic shapes and psychedelic colours.
Today, virtually all the big names of the wholesale fashion business, including the brand STRAVAGANTE jewelry, devote a considerable portion of their costume production to the creation of large hole beads and charms for Pandora bracelets. The typical Italian style and cheap price, whether of industrial or handicraft item, features this type of glass jewellery and enjoys a large spread in all layers of the population. STRAVAGANTE produces wholesale Pandora charms and the term "Pandora Murano" is a winning combination since at least 10 years of Murano glass and wholesale costume jewelry production.
Weiss produced beautiful pieces of Murano glass wholesale costume jewelry with brilliant cut items that are among the best costume objects that you can see. He used only brilliant Austrian crystal, highly desired by collectors, elegant items with classic workmanship. In imitation of his style some wholesale manufacturers of Pandora glass beads with large hole have tried to introduce technical jewelry faceting which, however, have little to do with manual processing. Luigi Trifari was a costume jeweler renowned among the best Italian wholesale manufacturers along with his grandson Gustavo. He immigrated to the USA and for several years he worked as a wholesale costume jewelry designer of bracelets in New York. Vendome was originally the high end line of Coro and it was introduced to replace the Corocraft. Soon became an independent organization of costume top jewelry suppliers and producers of excellent quality and beautiful design, very popular with collectors and wholesalers. Marcel Boucher created pieces with cut complex stones and elaborate frames, inspired by the techniques used by costume high jewellery manufacturers of Cartier for its precious creations. Miriam Haskell devised a personal style for many wholesale jewellery makers including some manufacturers of costume Murano beads for Pandora, inspired by Byzantine and Indian models, using baroque pearls.
Recently there has been a great business deal among the distributors of wholesale beads for Pandora. They pay pennies to producers of costume items and they resell the goods with high mark-ups. But this is a disservice to customers and causes many difficulties in this jewelry market sector. Unfortunately, many women have moved away, disappointed, from the glass beads jewelry offered in recent years by many wholesale suppliers, for the poor quality, poor construction of costume style and because they are made with inferior materials. We at Stravagante have always endeavored to listen to wholesale customer needs, and we have always focused on the best quality of costume large hole Pandora style beads. We can tap into an infinite universe of materials, shapes and colours combining them to offer new and original models of Italian jewelry.