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Ancient Glass Jewelry

Sterling Silver Roman Glass Bracelet
Sterling Silver Roman Glass Bracelet
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Category: Jewelry/Bracelets

Archaeologists have uncovered glass fragments from across the Roman Empire, from vases, vessels, even windowpanes. This asymmetrical cuff bracelet features two medallions of ancient glass excavated in Israel. The iridescent patina develops over 2,000 years of contact with moisture and minerals in the earth, and has made Roman glass popular with collectors for centuries. Comes with a certificate of authenticity.


$168.00
Roman Glass Earrings
Roman Glass Earrings
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Category: Member Products/Jewelry
Wear an entirely unique piece of 2,000-year-old history. The glass in this aqua-hued jewelry began life as a vase, jug, or vessel. Uncovered from ancient Roman archaeological sites in modern-day Israel, each fragment has been textured and colored by centuries of wind and weather. Each bear the marks of not only its past life as a household or temple object but also the very earth in which it rested until being transformed into a unique accent. Each piece of Roman glass is framed by a sterling silver bezel.
$99.00
Ancient Roman Glass Medallion Necklace
Ancient Roman Glass Medallion Necklace
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Category: Jewelry/Necklaces

During the 1st century AD, glass production in the Roman world drastically changed as the art of glass blowing was discovered and vessels for everyday use began to be made in aqua hues. Remains of many 2,000-year-old drinking glasses, vases, and jugs continue to be uncovered across the former Roman Empire, especially in Israel. Each glass medallion in this remarkable necklace was once part of an object that was created more than two millennia ago. It may have been part of a water vessel carried by a servant, or a bottle that held perfume or medicine.


$549.00
Roman Glass Necklace
Roman Glass Necklace
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Category: Member Products/Jewelry
Wear an entirely unique piece of 2,000-year-old history. The glass in this aqua-hued jewelry began life as a vase, jug, or vessel. Uncovered from ancient Roman archaeological sites in modern-day Israel, each fragment has been textured and colored by centuries of wind and weather. Each bear the marks of not only its past life as a household or temple object but also the very earth in which it rested until being transformed into a unique accent. Each piece of Roman glass is framed by a sterling silver bezel.
$199.00
Roman Glass Cascade Earrings
Roman Glass Cascade Earrings
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Category: Jewelry/Earrings

Artist Mickey Lynn transforms ancient materials into a contemporary, cascading pair of earrings. She pairs fragments of Roman-era glass with drops of moonstone, clear quartz, white agate, and gold-covered pyrite. The 2,000-year-old glass is authentic; fragments like these are abundant at archaeological sites throughout the vast territory of the former Roman Empire. Lynn gives these pieces of glass, which may have once been part of a wine glass or water jug, a new life as evocative pieces of jewelry. Streams of gold-plated chain connect this timeless collection of watery hues.


$188.00
Roman Glass and Druzy Necklace
Roman Glass and Druzy Necklace
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Category: Jewelry/Necklaces

Roman glass and druzy agate: two unusual materials combine to form a truly conversation-starting necklace. Atlanta-based artist Mickey Lynn begins by sorting through fragments of 2,000-year-old Roman glass to find the best colors. After Roman craftsmen discovered glassblowing in the 1st century A.D., it became one of the most widely available materials in the Roman world. Today, aqua-colored fragments are abundant, their colors having developed over centuries of contact with the earth.


$298.00
Roman Glass and Druzy Bracelet
Roman Glass and Druzy Bracelet
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Category: Jewelry/Bracelets

Authentic Roman glass fragments complement a pink piece of agate druzy in this natural bracelet. Each glass disc is roughly 2,000 years old, and may once have been part of a drinking glass or jar. Atlanta-based artist Mickey Lynn chooses pieces that range from teal to translucent aqua—all colored by centuries of contact with the earth.


$135.00
Italian Intaglio Glass Bracelet
Italian Intaglio Glass Bracelet
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Engraved gems were one of the most sought-after luxury items in the ancient world, and with great luxury comes the demand for great imitations. Roman artisans became skilled in using pasta vitra, or glass paste, to simulate gemstones, and the effect was no less brilliant. They could then carve images into the glass in a process called intaglio, or they could use glass paste and lost-wax casting methods to produce consistent results.


$498.00
Ancient Roman Glass Medallion Earrings
Ancient Roman Glass Medallion Earrings
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During the Roman Empire, as now, people used glass vessels in all shapes and sizes to store wine, medicine, perfumes, and food. The aqua-hued medallions in our elegant earrings are fragments recovered from this ancient glass. Excavated in Israel, the pieces of glass are cut and polished, but still retain the texture of constant use. Each piece is set in a gold-plated sterling silver bezel.


$225.00
Ancient Roman Glass Medallion Bracelet
Ancient Roman Glass Medallion Bracelet
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Category: Member Products/Jewelry

During the Roman Empire, as now, people used glass vessels in all shapes and sizes to store wine, medicine, perfumes, and food. The aqua-hued medallions in our elegant bracelet are fragments recovered from this ancient glass. Excavated in Israel, the pieces of glass are cut and polished, but still retain the texture of constant use. Each piece is set in a gold-plated sterling silver bezel.


$495.00