Roman Glass Teardrop Stone
This beautiful necklace features a piece of Roman glass in the shape of a teardrop encased in a border of silver with filigree overlay. Roman Glass is unmistakably recognized by the luminous colors that can be seen with the naked eye within the glass.
This unique glass was first created in the first centuries CE, in the Roman Empire, when glass-making techniques were revolutionized by the introduction of glass blowing. The glass had a bluish-aqua tint to it and was used mainly for bowls and vessels in all shapes and sizes. The colors that can be seen in Roman glass today are a result of the glass reacting with climactic and geological elements – heat, water, various minerals in the earth – for the thousands of years that the pieces have been buried in the earth. All these elements came together and caused many chemical reactions that resulted in brilliant, iridescent, Roman Glass. The pieces of Roman glass that are incorporated into the jewelry are found at excavations throughout the Holy Land.
Pendant measures 1 3/8".(including bale)
Chain: 18" (box)
Please Note: Roman Glass does not like water, it is best not to get the Roman glass wet.
**Every piece of roman glass is unique therefore the piece you receive may not be exactly as pictured.
Made in Israel.