This ancient Roman glass cross pendant necklace was handcrafted in Israel and features a circular pendant overlaid with a cut out cross. The pendant surface is inlaid with iridescent shards of glass that originate from 2000 year old glass fragments discovered on archaeological digs in Israel. The weathering of the glass over time, as well the glass composition, creates the intriguing aqua hued colors and shimmering reflective light that are present in Roman glass jewelry. Each Roman glass pendant is beautifully unique and slight variations in color and/or pattern are to be expected.
Ancient Israel was one of the largest glass producers of the Roman Empire due to the presence of large stretches of sandy beaches and dunes. These same sands helped preserve, shape, and temper the lustrous glass used in Roman glass jewelry. Each glass fragment has been textured and colored by centuries of soil, pressure, wind and weather.
The glass used to create each pendant is over 2000 years old, so be sure to treat it with gentle care.To preserve the delicate patina do not allow glass to come in contact with water or chemicals. Please be sure to remove your necklace prior to swimming or showering. We suggest using a jewelry cleaning/polishing cloth to help your sterling silver jewelry maintain its original luster and brilliant shine.
All the crosses we ordered are absolutely beautiful! Very pleased with the product, delivery was quick considering it was international. We are very happy with this company!
Thank you Julia! We're sincerely grateful that you've chosen to shop with us and so appreciate the time that you've taken to share your feedback today. We're glad that the international shipment reached you safely & in reasonable time. Customs hold times can sometimes be a toss up :) We hope that you'll continue to enjoy the crosses for many years to come. Sending our warmest wishes from the USA. Merry Christmas to you & yours! Kind Regards, Deborah & Rhett