925 Sterling Silver Hamsa Necklace with Roman Glass Circle
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925 Sterling Silver, Roman Glass
Size: 2cm x 2.8cm / 0.58" x 1.1"
This stunning necklace combines different Jewish symbols with ancient Roman Glass to create a truly special work of wearable art! The Hamsa features a raised lip and is filled in with rows of textured, Jerusalem-style bricks. The palm holds a circle of sparkling, iridescent glass, giving the traditional Hamsa a beautiful and unique twist. It would make a wonderful gift for someone you love!
Found in Middle Eastern and North African art for centuries, the Hamsa is a traditional symbol used as a talisman to protect against the Evil Eye.
This necklace includes the silver chain shown in the picture, in your choice of length.
Roman glass is a rare and wonderful material discovered in archaeological excavations around the Holy Land. 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. Buried glass absorbs minerals from the surrounding soil over time, 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!
Note: Patina is incredibly delicate. To preserve it, do not allow glass to come in contact with water.
With a career spanning five decades, Rafael is one of Israel’s most celebrated artisan jewelry designers. Descended from personal jewelers to the Yemenite royal family, his work combines contemporary styling and modern design with the ancient art of filigree to create beautiful, timeless masterpieces. Rafael’s innovative designs are hand-crafted from gold and silver, guaranteeing a high-quality finish and shine. Inlaid with delicate Roman Glass, shimmering Eilat stone and other precious and priceless stones, each piece boasts a unique, shimmering finish.