Two-thousand years ago, the aqua-hued glass fragments in this unique jewelry were part of a vase, jug, or vessel. It may have been a wineglass used to toast a business deal, a temple vessel that held holy oil, a bottle of perfume given to woo a sweetheart. Over the centuries, the broken pieces—recovered from ancient Roman archaeological sites in modern-day Israel and sourced from a reputable antiques dealer authorized by the Israeli government—became textured and colored through exposure to minerals in the earth, and now bear unique traces of their long-ago life. Each piece of Roman glass is framed by a sterling silver bezel and dotted with tiny freshwater pearls.
About Me Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Loves Jewelry, Modern, Stylish
Comments about Roman Glass and Pearl Earrings:
Along with the necklace, I received these earrings for a milestone birthday. Have had numerous compliments on the color of the glass. It is lovely. And it feels good to wear something that comes to me from 2,000 years ago.
Was this a gift?:
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
I bought these as a birthday gift for my girlfriend. She collects sea glass and I was drawn to the history behind these earrings. I was sadly surprised when I took them out of the box. They were much lighter in weight than I expected. The metal was bent up and feels very cheap, almost plasticy. The little description card in the box said there is a patina on the glass, but it just looks grimy. And the pearls don't look real at all; they also look like plstic! Everything looks like it was glued together instead of handcrafted. I was very disappointed considering the price I paid and almost returned them. My girlfriend says she loves them though. I just really hope that they don't fall apart after only a few wears. Expected much better from National Geographic.
Was this a gift?:
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Inspired by Renaissance opulence, an Italian artisan creates
these accents in her Tuscan studio. Pastel glass beads balance the sparkle of tiny Swarovski crystals, displayed in a 14-karat-gold-plated setting.
The Tz‘utujil are one of the smallest of
the ethnic subgroups that make up Maya culture. Living in the Lago de Atitlan region of Guatemala, they raise coffee and maize in addition to welcoming tourists who are drawn by Tz‘utujil ...
The Medici family dominated political and economic life
in Florence, Italy, beginning in the late 14th century. One of Europe's wealthiest families, they ushered in the Renaissance with their widespread patronage of artists and architects such as Brunelleschi, Donatello, Michelangelo, ...