The production of glass is known to have peaked at the beginning of the 2nd century AD. Among all the ancient civilizations it is the Roman Empire, which had the maximum use of glass. Ancient Roman glass that has been excavated shows evidence of the Roman affinity towards the mosaic pattern of glasses that bore strong colors. However as the day progressed there were shift towards what were considered more fashionable and “international” colors such as cobalt blue, green like in the stone of emerald, and peacock or Persian blue. But a few decades down the line, there was a noticeable shift towards colorless or aqua colored glass, that is being excavated even till this date.
The mark of time
From 70 AD or thereabouts there is strong evidence of aqua being the predominant color found in Roman glass. Today there is a lot of demand for Roman glass in the jewelry market, as it has become quite a status symbol to own that one piece of jewelry that bears the mark of time. Although one cannot go to the extent of saying that there is a vast abundance of Roman glass, a lot of it can be found in the desert sands in Israel. The aqua color that was quite an order of the day in ancient Rome, being buried deep in the sands has created some amazing patterns having been exposed to the elements.
Roman glass jewelry therefore is very much in fashion as people are constantly excavating remains of aqua colored glass which are more than 2000 years old and are remains of urns and other vessels that may have been objects of everyday use in ancient Rome. This aqua colored Roman glass that is to be found in and around Israel is used today to embellish many a jewelry piece. You can own bracelets, ear-drops, rings and necklaces that have been decorated with Roman glass. Roman glass jewelry is often given as Judaica gifts.
But out of all the Roman glass jewelry that has gained popularity today the Roman glass Jewish pendants. The beautiful aqua colored glass along with the different Jewish symbols combine to make quite a breathtaking pendant that is sure to draw attention to the wearer notwithstanding a beautiful outfit. If you are planning to gift a piece of jewelry to a person who has Jewish origins, you are unlikely to find a gift that is more appropriate.
Truly unique and exquisite
The best part about all Roman glass jewelry is that no two pieces of such jewelry is the same. This is thanks to Mother Nature herself, who exposed the rays of Sun in a way that each glass piece that is discovered in the desert sands of Israel bears a completely unique pattern. Therefore when you are purchasing Roman glass jewelry not only do you have the privilege of wearing something that has been a part of history, you can also be assured that you are in possession of something that is truly one of its kind. The only thing you must bear in mind while purchasing Roman glass jewelry is that you should purchase an original. Make sure you ask your jeweler to supply a certificate of authenticity along with your jewelry piece. Once you are done with that, you can be assured that you are now the owner of a piece of jewelry that you will cherish for the rest of your life.