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Gemme glass tiles

Magically flecked with copper and gold, gemme tiles can be used to create dramatic and scintillating highlights.  Introducing metallic speckles and veins into glass tiles was a skill first mastered on the Venetian island of Murano.  The technique involves dropping small quantities of coloured enamel granules and aventurine glass (a compound containing copper- and other metallic-crystals) into molten glass in a highly controlled manner.  These artisan techniques are still followed in Italy, particularly at our supplier, Bisazza, and have recently been adopted by Chinese makers to great effect.
If you'd like to see technical data sheets for these tiles,  please click here.
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