Ever Wanted to Know the History of Roman Glass?

Roman Glass Jewelry brings you to the magic and mystery of this historic period over 2000 years ago! One of the treasures of Holy Land archaeology is the large amount of Roman glass shards that are constantly being dug up. The centuries of contact with the soil gives the glass a uniquely iridescent patina that makes it a perfect material for beautiful jewelry!

Roman Glass was used primarily for the production of vessels, although mosaic tiles and window glass were also produced. Roman glass production developed from Hellenistic technical traditions, initially concentrating on the production of intensely colored cast glass vessels.

However, during the 1st century AD the industry underwent rapid technical growth that saw the introduction of glass blowing and the dominance of colorless or ‘aqua’ glasses. Production of raw glass was undertaken in geographically separate locations to the working of glass into finished vessels, and by the end of the 1st century AD large scale manufacturing resulted in the establishment of glass as a commonly available material in the Roman world, and one which also had technically very difficult specialized types of luxury glass, which must have been very expensive.

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