Roman Glass Jewelry
Formed over centuries in a complex chemical process, beautiful Roman Glass jewelry is almost completely unique to Israel. This rare material is set into gold and silver settings and featured in a spectacular range of pendants, earrings and rings. Roman Glass is delicate and iridescent, and makes a spectacular, shimmering centerpiece to any piece of jewelry. Browse our unrivaled selection of Roman Glass jewelry and find amazing, unique gifts from Israel!
Back when Israel was subject to Roman rule, glass – so common today – was a luxury item reserved for the wealthiest in an elite society. The ultimate status symbol, it showed you could afford something expensive to produce and difficult to maintain.
With the fall of the empire, much of the glass in Israel was left behind and fell into disrepair. Over time, the forgotten glass became buried beneath thick layers of mineral-rich earth, where it lay for hundreds of years.
Almost 2000 years later, excavation work began across the modern State of Israel to uncover and learn about the rich past of the Jews’ ancestral homeland. Pieces of delicately colored glass were discovered, and their unusual sparkle prompted new research into their rare coloring.
Scientists eventually concluded that the unique combination of minerals present in Israel’s fertile soil, combined with its temperate Mediterranean climate and relatively low rainfall created the perfect conditions for Roman Glass to form. Over centuries, minerals from the soil surrounding the glass absorbed into the fragile shards, developing a stunning, multicolored patina.
Roman Glass ranges in color from iridescent hues of blues and greens to shimmering purples and yellows and sparkling flecks of pink and orange. No two fragments of this ancient material are completely alike, so your gorgeous piece of Roman Glass jewelry is completely unique to you!
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- 14K Gold Filigree Roman Glass Oval Necklace£1,906.74 £1,270.89
- Silver and Roman Glass Circle Necklace - Beloved£121.50 £96.39
- Split Roman Glass and Silver Pomegranate Necklace£96.39 £72.89
- Silver and Roman Glass Circle Necklace with Decorative Border£445.50 £302.94
- Roman Glass and Silver Circle Ring£113.40 £72.86
- Roman Glass and Silver Textured Circle Stud Earrings£121.50 £88.29
- Moriah Jewelry Spiral Roman Glass Bracelet£282.69 £177.39
- Roman Glass and Silver Circle Necklace - Old Jerusalem£120.69 £96.39
- Roman Glass and Silver Long Earrings£97.20 £64.79
- Roman Glass, Silver and Gold Filled Fish Necklace£96.39 £68.84
- Roman Glass and Silver Star of David Necklace£80.19 £60.71
- Roman Glass with Silver Frame Fish Necklace£153.09 £88.29
- Star of David: 14K Gold and Roman Glass Pendant£243.00 £177.39
- 14K Gold Filigree Hamsa Pendant with Roman Glass Oval£566.19 £375.84
- Roman Glass and Silver Fountain Hamsa Pendant£120.69 £80.19
- Roman Glass and Silver Star of David Starfish Pendant£80.19 £64.76
- Roman Glass and Silver Designer Circle Bracelet£793.80 £533.79
- Deluxe Roman Glass and Silver Sun Bracelet£688.50 £468.99
- Deluxe Roman Glass and Silver Circle Bracelet£486.00 £339.39
- 14K Gold and Roman Glass Star of David Earrings£583.20 £387.99
- Sterling Silver Filigree Roman Glass Rectangle Necklace£153.90 £103.68
- Sterling Silver Double Circle Roman Glass Necklace£80.19 £56.69
- 14K Gold and Roman Glass Bell Hamsa Pendant£486.00 £363.69
- Sterling Silver Bordered Oval Roman Glass Necklace£161.19 £103.68