№ 157 Ancient Glass
This is one of my favorite designs from the series - combining sea foam ancient glass, moss aquamarine, and Thai silver accent beads suspended inside my signature hand formed rings in a design that plays with negative space and movement.
Ancient glass shards and components 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 popularized during the Roman Empire with the invention of glass blowing, around 50 BCE. Glassware was brought into the homes of most Romans and used on a daily basis. It was also traded along the Silk Road. These fragments of glass are repurposed from broken vessels that were buried for hundreds of years along the Silk Trade Road and today are made into beads. 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 2 ¼” from top of earwire. All findings used are oxidized sterling silver.