I. Love. Roman. Glass. But do you know why? Let's travel back in history....Did you know: Over 2000 years ago, the Romans were known as expert glassblowers? Blowing vessels, jugs, pots, oil jars, perfume bottles, you name it....and they were able to create it, use it, and enjoy it. Over time, people may have moved, the glass may have broken, but they left it!! As the famous saying goes...." one person's trash....is another person's treasure!"
What colors are the pieces that are found at excavation sites?
Add some sand, add some time and the aging process begins. Contaminants - both natural and manufactured, in combination with the environment produce vibrant luster and speckling in place of the original single - and CLEAR color (could have been hues of green or blue). Over time, these colors change, and the amazing greens, blues, purples, and reds result.
Over time, we have noticed that Roman Glass is a finite resource; and soon we will not be able to add it to our jewelry. But have no fear....while Roman Glass may be disappearing from the landscape, we can wear and admire its beauty for years to come!
How do I take care of my treasure?
P.S. Did you know: due to the delicate process of layering the Roman glass, it is highly advised to avoid contact with water, chemicals, perfume. When you wear Roman Glass you're wearing a piece of history!