Fantastic focal bead heart in the zanfirico style. Venetian Bead incorporating 3 different techniques. The bead is in the form of a heart approximately 35-38mm across by 32-33mm tall with hole vertical to make as a pendant about 1.5mm, it is worked by applying millefiori slices which create the small flowers and then pieces of zanfirico cane and finally 24kt gold foil exterior. Like all beads with exterior gold foil, the gold foil will wear over time and with contact with other items. This is normal and is not a defect, rather part of the type bead. This bead makes a lovely significant pendant for your jewelry. A single piece on a necklaceis all you need! The zanfirico is a cane made with multiple spirals of color inside which twisted complete the diamond like patterns shown here. No two are ever exactly alike and the exact size, shape and placememt of the millefiori & zanfirico are completely random. The colors in this one are a base of opaque rosso (red)Murano Glass with white zanfirico and yellow daisies.