Top Ten Jewelry Pieces to Grab at JesusBoat
The First Century AD saw a major breakthrough in the production of glass. This technique—known as glassblowing—blows up molten glass into a bubble then shapes it. This new method not only allowed for mass production of glass products, it also meant products could be produced quicker and with fewer raw materials. As a result of the rise on glass production during the First Century, Roman Glass is abundant throughout the Mediterranean and Near East today.
Roman Glass is a beautiful piece of history that dates back 2,000 years to the days of the Roman Empire. The designs for this fine sterling silver jewelry are based on artifacts and drawings that also were discovered on archaeological digs. The glass in this aqua-hued jewelry started out as a vase, jug or vessel. Each fragment has been textured and colored by centuries of wind and weather. They not only bear the marks of their previous life as an object found in the home or temple but also the earth in which it rested until it was transformed into a unique accent.
JesusBoat.com is your on-line resource to buy Roman Glass pendants from the Holy Land. Due to the natural process the glass must go through, each one has a slightly different shape. Pendants make beautiful accessories and are available as Messianic Jewish, Christian and Jewish jewelry.
Here are the top ten jewelry pieces to grab at JesusBoat. Each one comes with a certificate of authenticity.
Like an individual’s spiritually journey, each piece of Roman Glass is shaped by its own passage through the Holy Land. This makes each piece a special one-of-a-kind piece, just like the individual who wears it.
The fine sterling silver Roman Glass jewelry is one of the most popular types and styles originated from Israel enabling to wear an entirely unique piece of 2,000-year-old history. The glass in this aqua-hued jewelry began life as a vase, jug, or vessel. Uncovered from ancient Roman archaeological sites in modern-day Israel, each fragment has been textured and colored by centuries of wind and weather. Each bear the marks of not only its past life as a household or temple object but also the very earth in which it rested until being transformed into a unique accent. Each piece of Roman glass is framed by a sterling silver bezel.
Israel has large stretches of sandy dunes and beaches. As a result it was one of the largest producers of Roman glass in the Ancient Roman Empire. It was produced in a large range of colors and forms such as goblets, pitchers, vases, jars and bowls. Most of these vessels did not survive the past 2 millennia, however, shards are found in archaeological sites all over the Holy Land. Each piece of ancient Roman Glass endured the wind, soil and pressure to form the beautiful colors and textures you see today.
Roman Glass Today
In Israel occasionally a Roman Glass vessel is found intact or nearly so. These vessels are placed in museum collections and belong to the people of Israel. However, much of the ancient glass found has no provenance and while still beautiful and meaningful, has little scientific value. These pieces are those that are used in Roman Glass jewelry. The antiquities industry in Israel is very well regulated and all Roman Glass pieces used in jewelry are purchased from a government licensed antiquities dealer
The beautiful fragment that was once part of the lip of a vase or base of goblet from a household in Ancient Israel is created by a designer into a stunning piece of Roman Glass jewellery. These pendants, earrings and bracelets are designed to highlight the beauty of the Roman Glass and honor its journey though time. Typically found in shades of blue and aqua, Roman Glass is set in sterling silver or 14k gold settings which accentuate its beauty. Roman Glass earings hang delicately from the ears catching the light as the wearer moves. Roman Glass pendants look beautiful against any skin tone in lovely Judaic, Christian and Messianic jewelry designs.
Caring for Roman Glass Jewelry
Do not get Roman Glass jewelry wet. The weathering of the glass over time and the glass composition create the beautiful iridescence (the shimmering rainbow-like colors) and light encrustation of the surface of the glass. If the glass gets wet, the encrustation on the surface of the glass will deteriorate and it will no longer have the beautiful iridescence which makes it so desirable as a striking piece of jewelry.
The Roman Glass itself does not need cleaning. Any change that may occur to the piece of Roman Glass is a natural reaction to the environment. It is a natural process that cannot be reversed.
Sterling Silver settings need to be cleaned. The sterling silver pendants should be cleaned using a dry silver cloth. No chemicals or detergents should be used as it might get on the ancient glass. Roman Glass earrings and Roman Glass pendants should be cleaned more often than other Roman Glass Jewelry. If the sterling silver setting gets too oxidized (turns black) it will be difficult to clean without the use of silver cleaner.
Roman Glass is an ancient glass, discovered in archaeological excavation sites in Israel and in other Mediterranean countries. The fine Sterling Silver Roman Glass Jewelry is one of the most popular types and styles originated from Israel enabling to wear an entirely unique piece of 2,000-year-old history. The glass in this aqua-hued jewelry began life as a vase, jug, or vessel. Uncovered from ancient Roman archaeological sites in modern-day Israel, each fragment has been textured and colored by centuries of wind and weather. Each bear the marks of not only its past life as a household or temple object but also the very earth in which it rested until being transformed into a unique accent. Each piece of Roman glass is framed by a sterling silver bezel.
The designs for the jewels are based on artifacts and drawings also discovered on the archeological digs. The Roman Glass is a beautiful piece of history dating back 2,000 years to the time of the Roman Empire. The Roman Glass used for jewelry today in Israel is found in archeological digs throughout the land of Israel. The natural phenomenon which the glass has undergone over the many years it has been buried have given it the unique and beautiful aqua shades we enjoy today. Initially, in the Roman empire, glass was mainly used for vessels and available only for the wealthy. At that time, glass was manufactured by core forming, casting, cutting and grinding. However, since the invention of the glass blowing, glass was available to the public in vast numbers, mass produced in a large variety of shapes and forms. Due to the great popularity of glass during those ancient times, we today are privileged to make use of these gorgeous historical pieces with which we enhance the beauty of our jewelry. Ancient Israel, due to its large stretches of sandy dunes and beaches, was one of the largest glass producers of the Roman Empire. These same sands helped preserve the glass through the centuries, shaping and tempering it into the jewelry-quality pieces being excavated today. Today the fragments of the 2000 years old Roman Glass that were once part of the lip of a goblet, jar, or other vessel are used in Israel to create beautiful jewelry that mixes the typical blue and green old glass excavated from archaeological digs with silver or gold creating a piece of art and history to wear with love.