14K Gold and Roman Glass Oval Necklace with Wide Gold Chain
Brand: Ben Jewelry
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14K Yellow Gold, Roman Glass
Size: 40mm x 51mm / 1.6" x 2"
This necklace combines ancient Roman Glass with the time-honored art of filigree to create something truly magnificent. A large piece of multicolored, iridescent Roman Glass sits at the necklace's center, framed by a gleaming golden oval. The surrounding border has been elaborately decorated with filigree designs, with tiny diamond shapes and flowers incorporated all the way round the glass. The intricate pendant is held by a wide gold chain. This unique piece of jewelry will make a spectacular gift to the special woman in your life.
Roman glass is a rare material discovered in archaeological excavations around Israel. Glass was once a prized commodity reserved for royalty and the wealthy, but became increasingly common throughout the Roman Empire. Israel is one of the few places in the world where geological and climatic conditions coincide to enable the formation of what we call Roman Glass. Over time, the buried glass shards absorb minerals from the surrounding soil, and the soil’s unique mineral content creates an exquisite ‘patina’ – the delicate coloring of this precious material.
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!
Please Note: Patina is incredibly delicate. To preserve it, do not allow glass to come in contact with water.
Ben Jewelry is a world-famous Israeli jeweler renowned for combining the ancient art of filigree with sleek, modern design and beautiful precious stones. Descended from jewelers to Yemen’s royal court, Ben is one of Israel’s most prestigious luxury jewelry designers.