Roman glass jewelry is uniquely beautiful. As a result of being buried for two thousand years in the Judean desert, the chemical reaction of earth, air, and glass produced yellow, blue, and pink colors that combine in an unusually striking way.
When this archaeological treasure is joined with precious metals such as gold and silver, the result is an exquisite piece of jewelry that makes a special gift for that special person in your life.
View our huge selection of ancient Roman glass jewelry: necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings, made of sterling silver and gold, available at Baltinester Jewelry.
Ancient Roman Glass Jewelry
During the Roman conquest and occupation of Israel, the Romans maintained a flourishing glass-making industry. When they departed, the remnants of that glass was left behind and eventually buried in the Judean desert. After 2000 years archaeologists discovered these ancient artifacts and found that time and the earth’s chemistry had transformed the once transparent glass into a multicolored beauty.
Although glass was used in jewelry making in ancient times, the results from then do not look anything like what we create today. The iridescent colors that you see on the Roman glass jewelry in this unique category today is a result of hundreds of years of chemical reactions between the once transparent glass and climatic elements underground, where the glass had been buried for centuries.
We take shards from this glass and set it in our gold necklaces, pendants, earrings, bracelets, and rings. The contrast of gold or silver with the colors of the glass makes a stunning impression. Another quality of the glass is that it seems to glow with its own light. This is because when light shines on Roman glass jewelry, its reflective surface allows it to shine back to the eye of the viewer.
As you browse through our many categories we are sure you will agree that Roman Glass jewelry is one of the wonders of the world. You can choose from necklaces, pendants, earrings, bracelets, and rings. Since the glass is found rather than made, each of these Roman glass jewelry items is one of a kind.