№ 307 Ancient Glass
A single piece of ancient glass with beautiful patina is framed by a rustic circle of sterling silver.
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 is believed to have 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.”
Pendant is 1 ½” long and hangs from a delicate but sturdy chain measuring 18 ½” and is finished with a 9mm lobster claw clasp. All chain and findings are oxidized sterling silver.