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 and sourced from a reputable antique dealer who has been authorized by the Israeli Antiquity Authority. 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.
THIS WAS BOUGHT AS A BIRTHDAY GIFT FOR MY TWIN DAUGHTERS WHO WERE FORTY-SEVEN~! THEY ABSOLUTELY LOVED THE BRACELETS,
THEY ARE BOTH BUSINESS WOMEN AND SAID IT WOULD BE APPROPRIATE FOR WORK WITH BUSINESS CLOTHES AND ALSO FOR FORMAL WEAR DURING THE EVENING, I WAS VERY HAPPY WITH THE PRODUCT.
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Beautiful but not sturdy
I put off buying this bracelet for a long time as I wasn't sure what I would be getting for that kind of money. I saw it at a museum gift shop and tried...Read complete review
I put off buying this bracelet for a long time as I wasn't sure what I would be getting for that kind of money. I saw it at a museum gift shop and tried it on and it was beautiful. Unfortunately I don't remember the quality being as poor as the one I ordered from National Geographic. It's quite lovely, but the bracelet is very thin and feels like it will snap in two if bent . Also, the backside of one of the Roman glass features isn't even silver coated so I'm sure if you poke it it will fall apart. It's a great bracelet until you look closely and realize the workmanship is quite poor.
Comments about Sterling Silver Roman Glass Bracelet:
This bracelet was not like the catalog photo. It is thin beaten silver that bends out of shape easily. Medallions are as much bonding plastic as bits of glass.
Was this a gift?:
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
From National Geographic:Thank you for your feedback. We regret that this item did not meet your expectations. We are switching back to a previous photo that shows the bracelet better. The glass does not have plastic in it but is solid glass. Only the multicolored layer--the patina--is a flaky material that is part of a natural interaction of the glass with minerals in the ground over very many years. If you prefer not to keep this bracelet, you may contact our customer service team at NGCatalog@ngs.org.
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