Museu do Diamante expõe espada japonesa Katana, de vidro de Murano e cravejada com diamantes…
KATANA, Japanese Sword of Murano glass with diamonds and rubies set in 18K white/yellow gold
1967 pieces of Diamonds with a total weight of 54.48 carat
494 pieces of Rubies with a total weight of 10.69 carat
Katana, is the Japanese word for sword.
This masterpiece of art has been fabricated in the glass workshops of Murano, Venice.
This solid piece of glass is molded into it’s final shape by hand at a temperature of
1200 degrees Celsius, which is an extremely delicate process, known to the Murano
glass experts only.
Monique Zegerius, a Dutch glass artist, has designed this Katana and commissioned
the sword to be made in Murano, giving specific directives to the glass master.
Lilly B, a Dutch jewel designer had the difficult task to set the diamonds and rubies.
Simple drilling in this glass is impossible, because it would shatter the glass. A very
special process of high pressure water “drilling” was used to attach the gold to the