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Gold Glass - Definition

Gold Glass - Is the term applied to several types of Hellenistic and ancient Roman glass objects decorated with designs cut and/or engraved in gold leaf, which is sandwiched between two fused layers of glass. Hellenistic gold glass was made by sandwiching the decoration between two closely fitting cast, ground, and polished vessels, which were then fused. The technique was used in Hellenistic times, and Hellenistic examples are generally both more technically ambitious than Roman ones, with wide bowls or drinking cups decorated all round their curved sides in gold glass, and executed with more artistry. Many Roman gold glasses...


Roman Times Coin Jewelry

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Tags History, Jewelry, Jewelry Gifts, Pendants, Roman

I am not sure who coined the term "Coin Jewelry", but it might be a fairly good description :-) Whether it is ancient coin pendants, earrings or rings. It is a beautiful way to wear .... well a part of history. Finally a good deal - you get real money and silver for - just money. Enjoy a look at some of these one-of-a-kind ancient Roman times coin pendants. Roman coinage, as in other societies, represented a guaranteed and widely recognised value which permitted an easy exchange of value which in turn drove both commerce and technology development as all classes...


WHAT IS ROMAN GLASS?

The Roman Empire is credited with building a great civilization renowned for its artistic and technological achievements. At the peak of its power nearly 2000 years ago, Rome controlled the entire Mediterranean Sea area. The industrialization of glass production is considered one of its most significant technological accomplishments. During this time, Israel became a major glass-making center. It was an industrial revolution and glass, once a rarity found only in the homes of royalty and the very wealthy, became commonly used.The Roman Glass in these fine jewelry is excavated in Israel, in archaeological sites dating back to the period of the Romans nearly 2000...


Roman Glass Jewelry Treatment & Care - How to Clean Roman Glass Jewelry

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How to take care of Roman glass jewelry? "How can I clean my Roman glass jewelry?"  This is a kind of question anyone who ever purchased any kind of Roman glass jewelery asks themselves. Roman glass jewelry will chemically react with any liquid – or even your skin oil – that touches the glass. This will definitely cause discoloration and even disintegration of the glass over time and the falling off the special 'Patina' that accompanies almost every unique and beautiful Roman glass shard.   So, in order to keep it in "mint condition" we suggest the following: DO NOT GET...


Roman Glass Blowing

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The Roman have not invented the glass. Long before them the Greek had glass. The Egyptians had it even earlier.   Indeed the invention of glass-blowing led to an enormous increase in the range of shapes and designs that glassworkers could produce, and quite rapidly mold-blowing process soon developed as an offshoot of free-blowing.    At the height of its popularity and usefulness in Rome, glass was present in nearly every aspect of daily life—from a lady's morning toilette to a merchant's afternoon business dealings to the evening cena, or dinner.   Small glass bottles and boxes held the various...