Make a dramatic statement with this dichroic* Venetian glass disc pendant with sparks of petal, silver and gold suspended from a 24K ultraplate hoop (2") and looped chain 30" ONE OF OUR MOST POPULAR DESIGNS!
*Dichroic combines two Greek roots "di" for two and "chroma" for color, literally meaning two colored. Dichroic glass was first made in Italy in 4th C AD. In the 1950s NASA developed this high tech material as a shield against cosmic radiation. For example, the golden sheen on an astronaut's face shield is a dichroic coating to protect against unfiltered rays. Today glass artists everywhere use this "manmade" gemstone in many formats, especially jewelry for its amazing iridescent rainbow effects.