Sterling Silver Roman Glass Circle Necklace - If You Want to be Loved
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925 Sterling Silver, Roman Glass
Diameter: 2.5cm / 1"
Simple and sophisticated, this necklace has been engraved with a quote from the Ba'al Shem Tov (a 19th century Kabbailst and founder of the Hassidic movement): retzoncha lihiyot ahuv? hayah ohev - if you want to be loved, be love. This enigmatic message surrounds a circle of sparkling Roman glass.
This necklace includes the silver chain shown in the picture, in your choice of length.
Roman glass is a rare material discovered in archaeological excavations around Israel. 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. Over time, the buried glass shards absorb minerals from the surrounding soil, 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!
Please 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.