Roman Glass Jewelry
Formed over centuries in a complex chemical process, beautiful Roman Glass jewelry is almost completely unique to Israel. This rare material is set into gold and silver settings and featured in a spectacular range of pendants, earrings and rings. Roman Glass is delicate and iridescent, and makes a spectacular, shimmering centerpiece to any piece of jewelry. Browse our unrivaled selection of Roman Glass jewelry and find amazing, unique gifts from Israel!
Back when Israel was subject to Roman rule, glass – so common today – was a luxury item reserved for the wealthiest in an elite society. The ultimate status symbol, it showed you could afford something expensive to produce and difficult to maintain.
With the fall of the empire, much of the glass in Israel was left behind and fell into disrepair. Over time, the forgotten glass became buried beneath thick layers of mineral-rich earth, where it lay for hundreds of years.
Almost 2000 years later, excavation work began across the modern State of Israel to uncover and learn about the rich past of the Jews’ ancestral homeland. Pieces of delicately colored glass were discovered, and their unusual sparkle prompted new research into their rare coloring.
Scientists eventually concluded that the unique combination of minerals present in Israel’s fertile soil, combined with its temperate Mediterranean climate and relatively low rainfall created the perfect conditions for Roman Glass to form. Over centuries, minerals from the soil surrounding the glass absorbed into the fragile shards, developing a stunning, multicolored patina.
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!
- Rafael Jewelry Sterling Silver Pomegranates Roman Glass Necklace$419.00 $279.00
- 925 Sterling Silver Roman Glass Handmade Swirl Disc Necklace$929.00 $619.00
- Star of David Sterling Silver Roman Glass Necklace$112.99 $74.99
- Roman Glass and Silver Deluxe Hamsa Pendant$229.00 $149.00
- Roman Glass and Silver Star of David Starfish Pendant$140.00 $89.99
- Stylish 14K Gold and Roman Glass Circle Star of David Pendant$399.00 $269.00
- Roman Glass and Silver Heart Earrings$369.00 $246.00
- Sterling Silver and Roman Glass Flowing Border Earrings$189.00 $119.00
- 14K Gold and Roman Glass Filigree Hamsa Pendant$899.00 $599.00
- 14K Gold and Round Roman Glass Star of David Pendant$749.00 $499.00
- 14K Gold and Roman Glass Star of David Circle Pendant$799.00 $539.00
- 14K Gold and Roman Glass Filigree Chai Pendant$999.00 $679.00
- Roman Glass and Silver Open Star of David Pendant$149.00 $99.00
- 14K Gold and Roman Glass Ring of Fire Earrings$699.00 $429.00
- 14K Gold and Roman Glass David's Harp Pendant - Large$1,400.00 $899.00
- Sterling Silver Roman Glass and Swirls Dome Necklace$299.00 $199.00
- Moriah Jewelry Spiral Roman Glass Bracelet$349.00 $219.00
- Roman Glass, Silver and Gold Filled Fish Necklace$119.00 $84.99
- Roman Glass and Silver Star of David Necklace$99.00 $74.95
- Roman Glass and Silver Circle Stud Earrings$199.00 $129.00
- Roman Glass and Silver Solar Ring$99.00 $69.99
- Sterling Silver Deluxe Borders Roman Glass Necklace$159.00 $99.00
- Roman Glass and Silver Star of David Circle Necklace$119.00 $79.99
- 14K Gold and Roman Glass David's Harp Pendant - Medium$799.00 $539.00
- Sterling Silver Filigree Roman Glass Rectangle Necklace$229.00 $149.00
- Sterling Silver and Roman Glass Lion of Judah Necklace$299.00 $199.00
- 14K Gold and Roman Glass Round Rope Pendant$884.00 $589.00