Iridescent fragments of thousand-year-old glass and delicate hand-knit gold filament combine to make ethereal accents that connect us to the ancient past. Each piece of glass was once part of a Roman-era vessel, turned rainbow-hued from centuries of contact with minerals in the earth.
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The next time you make dinner, take a look at the jars in your pantry, the water glasses on the table, the wine bottle on the counter. Can you imagine these items being transformed into eye-catching jewelry 2,000 years from now? That’s exactly how Petalura’s striking Roman glass jewelry collection came to be.
Glass was a surprisingly common material throughout the Roman empire, and fragments like these are abundant. They frequently turn up during the archaeological research that accompanies any construction project in much of Europe, North Africa, or the Middle East.
Centuries of contact with the minerals in the earth give many pieces of Roman glass what one early 20th-century collector called “the fiery gleam of iridescence.” Other pieces of Roman glass jewelry are a dreamy aqua hue, with a milky texture like sea glass. Often paired with inventive sterling silver settings, Roman glass also looks exquisite with any shade of gold.
Petalura’s Roman glass jewelry is handmade from fragments uncovered at archaeological sites in modern-day Israel and sourced from a reputable antique dealer who is authorized by the Israeli government.