№ 038 Ancient Glass & Moss Aquamarine
Muted green ancient glass shards are suspended inside oxidized sterling silver rings with Moss Aquamarine rondelles above.
Ancient glass shards are excavated in Afghanistan, along the Silk Road, a network of trade routes that connected cultures and merchants and spanned from the 2nd century BCE to the 18th century. The glass originated in Rome, where glassware became incredibly popularized during the Roman Empire with the invention of glass blowing, around 50 BCE, which brought glassware into the homes of most Romans and was used on a daily basis. It was then traded along the Silk Road. Because it is excavated in Afghanistan, I am choosing to call it “ancient glass” instead of “ancient Roman glass.”
Moss Aquamarine's ocean hues range from greens to deep blues. Moss aquamarine is believed to have an affinity with sensitive people, carrying the power of the ocean, it is considered a stone of courage, communication, and heightened clairvoyance.
Earrings measure just over 2 ½” from top of earwire. All metal used is oxidized sterling silver.