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Roman Clothes and Jewelry

 

Roman Glass Cascade Earrings
Roman Glass Cascade Earrings
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Category: Clothing/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: Clothing/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 Cuff Links
Roman Glass Cuff Links
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Category: Clothing/Jewelry/Men's Jewelry and Watches

Many people are surprised to learn that glass was one of the most widely available materials in the ancient world. By the 1st century A.D., glassblowing techniques had been perfected to the point where household items like glass cups and vessels were common. Two thousand years later, fragments of this ancient glass are found throughout the lands of the former Roman Empire.


$149.00
Sterling Silver Roman Glass Bracelet
Sterling Silver Roman Glass Bracelet
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Category: Clothing/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
Ancient Roman Glass Medallion Necklace
Ancient Roman Glass Medallion Necklace
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Category: Clothing/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 and Druzy Bracelet
Roman Glass and Druzy Bracelet
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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
Roman Glass and Silver Bangle Bracelet
Roman Glass and Silver Bangle Bracelet
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This understated sterling silver bracelet is actually a wearable connection to a 2,000-year-old piece of history. Each aqua-hued disc is a fragment of a Roman-era glass vessel. It may once have been part of perfume jar belonging to a young woman, or held medicine in an apothecary. Each fragment is one of a kind and no two bracelets will be exactly the same.


$295.00
Golden Horn Ruby Quartz Earrings
Golden Horn Ruby Quartz Earrings
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Category: Clothing/Jewelry/Earrings

Less than half a mile separates Europe from Asia at the narrowest point of Turkey’s Bosphorus strait. The Golden Horn is the name of an approximately 4-mile-long inlet whose harbor has sheltered boats for thousands of years, through four powerful empires. Its picturesque views have inspired painters, poets, and photographers—Leonardo da Vinci even designed a bridge for it in 1502.


$125.00