Authentic Ancient Roman Glass 18Kt Gold Ring
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Within this 18 Kt gold ring, meticulously crafted by our skilled goldsmiths, rests a green Roman glass bead dating back to the 1st century AD. Flanking it on either side are two white faience beads also originating from that era. The lineage of Roman Glass stretches back to the early 1st century AD, employing ancient Hellenistic glassmaking methodologies initially. During this period, the primary creations in Roman Glass comprised vases and vessels designed for water transport.
As the late 1st century unfolded, advancements in glassblowing techniques emerged, leading to the production of more intricate glass artifacts. The rapidity of glassblowing revolutionized the Roman Glass industry, resulting in an explosion of production. Markets across the Roman Empire brimmed with glass tools, pottery, ornamental pieces, and a myriad of other items, traded extensively across the globe.
The zenith of Roman Glass production came in the 2nd century AD when it was utilized not only for windows but also dyed in diverse hues like blue and green. The fragments of Roman Glass incorporated into contemporary jewelry might have originated from necklaces or items such as jars, goblets, or vases from ancient times.
Following the fall of the Roman Empire in 476 AD, archaeological endeavors unearthed an abundance of glass artifacts, now accessible to the public, often finding new life in jewelry. The enduring allure of Roman glass persists due to its distinctive appearance and the rich narrative it carries. It's a captivating journey—from its origins in glassmaking to its present-day transformation into cherished jewelry pieces.
Our jewelry store, Serra Roma, proudly presents an exquisite collection that beautifully honors the ancient traditions of Greek and Roman civilizations. Each piece in our collection, including authentic ancient Roman and Greek coins and intaglios, is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity, providing proof of its historical significance and origin.