Wear a piece of history with this modern bohemian necklace, which was handmade using 2,000-year-old Roman Glass beads!
The blue and green beads were carved from ancient, broken vessels such as perfume bottles, water jugs, plates and cups. These various glass vessels were traded eastward along the silk road trade route from Rome to the East, and many fragments are found in Afghanistan and the Middle East and repurposed into fine glass beads. The Afghani people are known for their expert hand carving of small stone and glass beads, with each bead displaying small irregularities, which along with their old age and significant wear makes them unique and beautiful.
This short necklace's focal point is a mermaid medallion, stamped on the back with the words "The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever", a quote by Jacques Cousteau. The medallion is made of American Pewter, which is hypoallergenic and will not lose its finish.
Little gold Pyrite beads throughout the necklace add sparkle and contrast.
Genuine Sterling Silver chain and clasp allow you to adjust the necklace's length anywhere between 16" and 19".
One of a kind. Make it yours before someone else does!