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!
- Sterling Silver and Roman Glass Round Ring$299.00 $199.00
- Sterling Silver and Roman Glass Ring with Silver Pearls$233.00 $156.00
- Roman Glass and Silver Circle Earrings$69.00 $49.99
- Large Roman Glass and Silver Circle Necklace - Old Jerusalem$199.00 $169.00
- Roman Glass and Silver Long Necklace$115.00 $74.99
- Roman Glass and Sterling Silver Teardrop Necklace$160.00 $134.00
- Silver and Roman Glass Necklace - Jerusalem Temple$189.00 $149.00
- Silver and Roman Glass Circle Earrings$120.00 $74.99
- Roman Glass and Silver Ball Necklace$80.00 $54.99
- Roman Glass and Silver Heart Earrings$67.95 $47.95
- Roman Glass and Silver Emerging Star of David Pendant$140.00 $89.95
- Roman Glass and Silver Deluxe Hamsa Pendant$140.00 $99.00
- Roman Glass and Silver Circle Pendant-Large$109.95 $89.95
- Roman Glass and Silver Cello Earrings$220.00 $154.00
- 14K Gold Bangle with Bordered Round Roman Glass$1,600.00 $1,069.00
- 925 Sterling Silver Hamsa Necklace with Roman Glass Circle$140.00 $94.99
- Sterling Silver Round Drop Roman Glass Earrings$120.00 $79.99
- Sterling Silver Antique Roman Glass Filigree Ring$280.00 $189.00
- Deluxe Roman Glass and Sterling Silver Necklace - Leaves$440.00 $359.00
- Roman Glass and Silver Fish Necklace$140.00 $112.00
- Roman Glass and Silver Star of David Circle Necklace$99.00 $74.99
- Roman Glass and Silver Arches Necklace$119.00 $84.99
- Roman Glass and Silver Arches Earrings$199.00 $144.00
- Roman Glass and Silver Vessel Necklace$119.00 $89.99
- Roman Glass and Silver Hamsa Necklace$85.00 $69.99
- Roman Glass and 9K Gold on Silver Band$340.00 $239.00