Authentic Ancient Roman Glass 18Kt Gold Ring

• Authentic Ancient Roman glass bead 1st cent.AD • Size: 6 1/2 US Adjustable • Ring material: 925 Sterling Silver • Handmade 100% Made in Italy • Worldwide Delivery Time: 1-5 Business Days * Free Express and Insured Worldwide Shipping

This meticulously crafted 18 Kt gold ring is a testament to artistry, featuring stunning elements—an exquisite central piece of clear Roman glass dating back to the 1st century AD, flanked by smaller blue Roman faiences, all meticulously arranged by hand.

The legacy of Roman Glass traces its origins to the early 1st century AD, initially employing ancient Hellenistic glassmaking methodologies. Initially, it was primarily used to craft vases and vessels for water transport. However, as glassblowing techniques advanced in the late 1st century, it sparked a revolution in glass artistry. This innovation enabled the creation of intricate glass artifacts, leading to an explosion in the Roman Glass industry. Glassblowing allowed for swift production, resulting in a myriad of items—from tools to pottery to decorative pieces—fashioned and traded extensively across Roman markets and beyond.

The pinnacle of Roman Glass production was witnessed in the 2nd century AD, where it found utility not just in ornamental beads but also in windows, dyed in captivating hues like blue and green. The fragments of Roman Glass, now transformed into beads adorning contemporary jewelry, might have once adorned necklaces or graced vessels like jars and goblets.

Following the decline of the Roman Empire in 476 AD, archaeological endeavors unearthed remarkable caches of Roman Glass, now finding new life in the public sphere, often reborn as exquisite jewelry. Its enduring allure owes itself to the captivating aesthetics and the compelling narrative woven into its rich historical tapestry—a truly remarkable journey from glass artifacts to 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.