Roman glass is an ancient glass, discovered in archaeological excavation sites in Israel and in other Mediterranean countries.
The fine Sterling Silver Roman glass Jewelry is one of the most popular types and styles originated from Israel enabling to wear an entirely unique piece of 2,000-year-old history.
Roman glass jewelry is a type of jewelry that incorporates both beauty and history. Unlike pottery and stone, glass is not a material commonly associated with ancient societies, but in fact it was highly popular and widely produced in the Roman Empire, leading to archaeological finds.
The aging process that the glass has undergone gives Roman glass jewelry its unique attraction, according to the Art at the Center-Judaica gallery.
Many things can change the color of the glass into purple, blue, green or red. Coloration also depends on the treatment and setting of the glass by the jeweler, with greens, blues, purples and reds being most common.
Roman Glass is very rare and as such is expensive. It is uncovered from ancient Roman archaeological sites in modern-day Israel.
Routinely packed, shipped, and sold all manner of foodstuffs and other goods across the Mediterranean in glass bottles and jars of all shapes and sizes, supplying Rome with a great variety of exotic materials from far-off parts of the empire.
Other applications of glass included multicolored tesserae used in elaborate floor and wall mosaics, and mirrors containing colorless glass with wax, plaster, or metal backing that provided a reflective surface.
Glass windowpanes were first made in the early imperial period, and used most prominently in the public baths to prevent drafts. Because window glass in Rome was intended to provide insulation and security, rather than illumination or as a way of viewing the world outside, little, if any, attention was paid to making it perfectly transparent or of even thickness.
Window glass could be either cast or blown. Cast panes were poured and rolled over flat, usually wooden molds laden with a layer of sand, and then ground or polished on one side. Blown panes were created by cutting and flattening a long cylinder of blown glass.
Glass is formed when sand, soda, and lime are fused at high temperatures, and beach sand was the main component of Roman Glass.