Split Roman Glass and Silver Pomegranate Necklace

Split Roman Glass and Silver Pomegranate Necklace


Brand: Rafael Jewelry

Availability: In stock
$119.00 $89.99
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925 Sterling Silver

Size of Pendant: 0.9" X 1" / 2.3 X 2.7 cm

This beautiful pomegranate motif pendant features stunning exotic hues of blue and green Roman Glass draped in an exquisite sterling silver frame. Makes a wonderful gift for yourself or someone special.

The pomegranate has long been a popular motif in Jewish art. As one of the seven Biblical species native to the Land of Israel, it symbolizes fruitfulness and bounty. According to Jewish tradition, the pomegranate also represents righteousness, since its numerous seeds hint to the 613 mitzvot/commandments of the Torah (Talmud, Berakhot 57a).

Comes with a lovely sterling silver chain in your choice of length.

Note: To preserve patina do not allow glass to come in contact with water.

Roman Glass Jewelry brings you to the magic and mystery of this historic period. Combined with sterling silver, this unique piece of jewelry is inlaid with a fragment of ancient glass, discovered in archaeological excavation sites in the Holy Land.

These sites date back to the period of the Romans almost 2000 years ago. Glass, once a rarity, found only in the homes of royalty and the wealthy became a common household object used for everyday items such as plates, bowls and jars. 

Israel is one of the few locations in the world in which a series of geological and climatic phenomena coincide enabling the formation and preservation of the strikingly colorful glass. Almost two thousand years of conflict with mineral rich soil and oxidation combine to form this precious glass.

Formations of layers resemble Opal and are called Patina, giving the exquisite surface coloring, which varies depending on the minerals to which the glass has been exposed.

These jewelry pieces make great gifts for your friends, family and yourself.