This ancient Roman glass pendant is overlaid with a filigree cut out cross design. The pendant measures approximately 20mm x 17mm. The 1mm wide box chain with spring ring closure is 18 inches long. Color of Roman glass will vary. Comes with Certificate of Authenticity. Item is crafted of .925 Sterling Silver, an alloy of silver containing 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% other metals to make the metal strong enough for making fine jewelry. Photos of jewelry are enlarged to show detail.
Cross Cut Out Ancient Roman Glass Necklace
According to Archaeology.org, the peoples of the Roman Empire used more glass than any other ancient civilization. Glassblowing techniques developed about 2000 years ago in the Roman Empire made large-scale glass production of plates, vases, bowls, and jars practical. Today, this ancient glass is recovered in archaeological excavations in Mediterranean countries. Contaminants manufactured into the glass combined with centuries of resting in mineral-rich soil caused vibrant lusters and speckling to develop in place of the original clarity and transparency of the glass. Mother Earth developed beautiful patinas in shades of aqua, blue, green, purple and red in the glass. Fragments of these ancient hand-blown glass objects that are of little value to archeologists are used by jewelers to craft stunning pieces for our enjoyment. Skilled artisans carefully choose ancient glass fragments, clean them to reveal their patina, cut and shape the glass, and mount it to make top-quality jewelry. Every piece of Roman Glass jewelry is a one-of-a-kind bit of history enhanced by nature to be worn and treasured for generations!