Discover the Most Stunning Roman Glass Jewelry from Israel
Roman Glass is a truly extraordinary material, reflecting Israel's long and magnificent history. It's a special type of glass that dates back to the Roman era nearly 2,000 years ago, and due to being buried in Israel's unique sandy soil for centuries, it has developed a colorful, gleaming top layer known as patina. Today, some of these special artifacts are given a new life by being incorporated into beautiful Jewish jewelry - allowing a lucky wearer to connect with the Land of Israel and its ancient history in a truly unique way!
Our store carries over a hundred pieces of Roman Glass jewelry featuring this breathtaking, iridescent material. And to help you find the perfect Roman Glass gift for yourself or a loved one, we've handpicked our favorite, most stunning pieces below!
These top items all come from acclaimed Israeli artisan designer Rafael Jewelry, who is known for utilizing the most special and unique materials from the Land of Israel in order to bring Jewish symbolism alive. Based in Jerusalem, the studio is led by the talented descendant of a renowned Jewish jeweler family who once created pieces for Yemenite royalty - so you know you’re getting the absolute best in Israeli craftsmanship. (You can read more about Rafael as well as other famous Israeli jewelers in our recent blog post here.)
And if you want to know more about this historic glass, be sure to check out our Special Stones of Israel blog post for all the amazing facts about Roman Glass as well as Israel's other remarkable materials.
One of the most stunning and meaningful pieces incorporating this special ancient material is this gorgeous circular pendant necklace. Made from polished sterling silver, the pendant is inlaid with an iridescent fragment of Roman Glass, which is surrounded by the classic Biblical expression of love and devotion from Song of Songs in a stylish Hebrew script: "Ani LeDodi VeDodi Li" (“I am My Beloved's and My Beloved is Mine''). Express your love to your significant other in a truly unique way with this magnificent piece of jewelry!
Wear an ancient Jewish symbol of protection combined with motifs to remind you of the Land of Israel, with this spectacular and intricately decorated hamsa necklace! Magnificently crafted from sterling silver, it features a circle of Roman Glass along with a beautiful depiction of the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem and the Jerusalem mountains. The entire pendant is framed by a gleaming, polished silver border, and is sure to be an eye-catching addition to your jewelry collection.
Carry a unique expression of your Jewish identity wherever you go, with this beautiful Star of David designer necklace crafted by Israel’s best artisans. The round, sterling silver pendant is set with a colorful cut of Roman Glass along with a polished Star of David on top. You’ll love wearing Judaism’s most iconic symbol together with a unique and ancient material from the Land of Israel!
This stylish sterling silver ring features a piece of iridescent, genuine Roman Glass set in an exquisite circular design. The gleaming stone and polished silver make for a stunning gift or a gorgeous addition to your own jewelry connection, with an unbeatable connection to the Land of Israel. And since it’s crafted by the talented Israeli artists at Rafael Jewelry, you know you’re getting long-lasting quality and impeccable style!
If you love the iridescent quality of Roman Glass and the elegant look of polished sterling silver, make it a set with these elegant circle earrings! They’ll beautifully complement any outfit, while reminding the lucky wearer of the Land of Israel and its rich history. And since it’s the season for giving gifts to your beloved, they’ll make a stunning and timeless gift for the most special woman in your life.
Connect with Jewish tradition and the Land of Israel in a unique way with this pomegranate pendant necklace from famous Israeli designer Rafael Jewelry. Made from sterling silver, the pendant is inlaid with a fragment of ancient glass from the Roman period, along with engraved depictions of leaves and the pomegranate’s many seeds, representing beauty and abundance. The exquisite, multi-hued glass adds a special and distinctive luster to an already meaningful symbol, with a one-of-a-kind historical significance.
This designer necklace from Rafael Jewelry combines the best of modern craftsmanship with the stunning elegance of Israel’s ancient history. Graceful and stylish, it’s made of smoothed rectangles of Roman Glass set among silver "strawberry" clusters and polished balls made of high-quality 925 sterling silver. Give it as an unforgettable gift to the woman you love, and she’ll treasure it for years to come - while appreciating the special link to the Land of Israel!
You or your lucky gift recipient will radiate elegance and beauty in this stunning silver and Roman Glass bracelet from the Land of Israel. It boasts a timeless style that’ll match any occasion, combining genuine, smoothed pieces of Roman Glass together with delicate sterling silver beads and strawberry-style charms. It comes in a range of sizes for the perfect fit, and is sure to impress anyone with its special historical connection and unique beauty.
Complete the set with matching silver hanging earrings in the same design! Boasting sterling silver beads and smoothed rectangles of Roman Glass, they will elegantly complement the above necklace and bracelet, or make for an eye-catching accessory on their own. A beautiful piece from the Land of Israel, in a sophisticated design that never goes out of style!
This uniquely elegant necklace showcases a large oval of priceless Roman Glass, held in a filigree-style silver frame with a unique Greek-esque "handle" attaching the pendant to the hook hanging off the chain. It's a beautiful piece of wearable art that you will treasure for years to come! And, it will always remind you of the Land of Israel and its unique ancient history, while elegantly complementing your wardrobe.
Make it a stunning set, with these exquisite oval earrings to match! They feature a smaller version of the necklace pendant, with the same shimmering Roman Glass and beautifully crafted sterling silver filigree border. A truly magnificent work from Israel’s best artisan craftsmen at Rafael Jewelry, sent to you straight from Jerusalem.
Hand-cast from gleaming 925 sterling silver, this elegant necklace features an unusual raindrop shape that will accent and complement any outfit, along with a special Israeli historical connection. A shining, polished silver frame holds a sparkling piece of Roman Glass, making this beautiful necklace a perfect gift for the special person in your life!
Upgrade your jewelry collection with these stunningly stylish silver and Roman Glass earrings! The beautiful design consists of shimmering Roman Glass encased in splendid teardrop-shaped sterling silver, and the earrings are held in place by a push-back closure. You or your lucky gift recipient will radiate beauty and magnificent color while never forgetting the Land of Israel.
Fish are a unique and understated Jewish symbol, representing abundance, luck, and Divine protection. Wear this special emblem close to your heart, together with a piece of the Land of Israel, with this stunning fish necklace made of sterling silver, gold, and Roman Glass! A beautiful and exceptional blend of ancient Jewish tradition with the best in modern craftsmanship and elegance, made right in Jerusalem.
Skillfully crafted from sterling silver, this beautiful round pendant necklace boasts an exquisite filigree design and is set with a gleaming circle of ancient Roman Glass. Celebrated Israeli designer Rafael expertly combines the ancient art of filigree together with one of Israel’s most special materials to bring you a stunning work of art that is both stylish and timeless. You’ll love wearing it for years to come, or gifting it to a dear loved one!
The only thing that can make a beautiful filigree necklace better is a set of equally gorgeous, matching silver filigree earrings! These hanging earrings truly sparkle, with their iridescent Roman Glass and delicate filigree frames. Wear a piece of the Land of Israel wherever you go, with craftsmanship and style that you’ll be proud to show off!
This beautiful pendant necklace is a lovely display of authentic, gleaming Roman Glass sitting prominently in an exquisitely styled, sterling silver double border accented with intricate detailing. Perfect for any woman who appreciates style and splendor and loves the Land of Israel, it’ll make a wonderful gift for your wife, daughter, mother, sister, or significant other.
We can’t end our list without mentioning these fabulous circular earrings made in the same style as the above necklace. Featuring the same double-frame design encircling shimmering cuts of Roman Glass, they make for a standout accessory on their own or a beautiful accompaniment to the necklace. An amazing way to honor Israel and its history without compromising on style or beauty!
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