№ 316 Ancient Glass

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A beautiful cascade of green ancient glass, all with gorgeous patina from being buried for years.  Each bead is hand wire wrapped together.

This necklace pairs beautifully with earrings № 089 and bracelet № 505.

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 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.”

Necklace measures 18” long and is finished with a cable chain, a 9mm lobster claw clasp.  All chain and findings used are oxidized sterling silver.