Sterling Silver and Roman Glass Large Pomegranate Necklace
Brand: Rafael Jewelry
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925 Sterling Silver
Size: 3cm x 3.5cm / 1.2" x 1.4"
This gorgeous pomegranate necklace is shaped like a split-open pomegranate: half is filled with sparkling Roman glass surrounded by a curlicued silver border, and the other shows individually cut silver seeds surrounded by flowing engraved leaves. The fruit's crown has been carefully curved and detailed and adds a lustrous finish to this beautiful piece. It will make a wonderful gift for someone you love or a wonderful addition to your own jewelry collection.
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 the glass to come in contact with water.
This necklace includes the specially selected chain shown in the image above in your choice of length.
With a career spanning five decades, Rafael is one of Israel’s most celebrated artisan jewelry designers. Descended from personal jewelers to Yemen’s royal family, his work combines contemporary styling and modern design with the ancient art of filigree to create beautiful, timeless masterpieces. Inlaid with delicate Roman Glass, shimmering Eilat stone and other precious stones, each piece boasts a unique finish.