Sterling Silver and Roman Glass Round Ring
Brand: Rafael Jewelry
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Sterling Silver, Roman Glass
Diameter of Front: 21mm / 0.8"
This gorgeous ring will make a sensational gift to someone special or an exceptional addition to your own jewelry box. A large circle of iridescent Roman glass shards in a dazzling array of bright hues is surrounded by a twisted silver frame. This is mounted on a textured silver setting to form the front of the ring, which also features a flat front and scrolled sides.
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 ring is available in a range of sizes.
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.