Elegant and refined, this necklace and earring set was handmade using 2,000-year-old Roman Glass beads.
The 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 dainty necklace features at its center three thin, intertwined 14-carat gold rings. The Roman Glass beads, in colors ranging from aqua to turquoise and pale yellow, were combined with faceted Pyrite gemstones, sterling silver and tiny Carnelian stones, providing a splash of color along the delicate 14-carat gold-filled chain. No details were spared in the making of this necklace, as matching Roman Glass beads were placed on either side of the gold clasp, also adorning the end of the chain, to grace the back of your neck.
Matching earrings feature the same bead combination, dangling from a length of the same gold chain. Gold-filled hooks are hypoallergenic, ensuring that these earrings won't irritate even the most sensitive ears.
The necklace adjusts from 18 to 20" in length, and the earrings measure 2" long.
Artisan jewelry, handmade with top-quality materials, for jewelry that lasts.