This special pendant has ancient Roman glass under the tree of life design. The Tree of Life symbolizes immortality in many cultures, standing for growth, strength, renewal, and the idea that all life on Earth is interconnected. This artfully crafted pendant is made of authentic ancient Roman glass set in 14 karat gold plated sterling silver. Color of Roman glass will vary because each bit of glass is a unique piece of a historic artifact. Comes with Certificate of Authenticity. Pendant measures approximately 23mm in diameter with a total hanging length of 33.5mm including the attached bail. Photos of jewelry are enlarged to show detail. You have the option of adding 1.1 mm wide gold filled rope chain with a spring ring closure for no additional shipping cost when shipping both to the same address. A rope chain is a series of small oval-shaped links that are intertwined in such a way that they make a spiral design resembling woven rope.
Tree of Life Pendant with Ancient Roman Glass
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!