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Roman Glass History

Long before the communist revolution or even the industrial revolution (1760-1840) and definitely before the Internet revolution - there was the glass revolution. Roman glass production developed from Hellenistic technical traditions, initially concentrating on the production of intensely colored cast glass vessels. However during the 1st century AD things were to change - indeed they would change very rapidly. 

 

Over time we will discover in here how Roman glass techniques developed and allowed basically everyone (almost) to own some - glass. We will learn how by the mid-1st century AD this meant that glass vessels had moved from a valuable, high-status commodity such vessels, mosaic tiles and decorative window glass to a material commonly available: “a [glass] drinking cup could be bought for a copper coin” (Strabo, Geographica XVI.2). The technology behind glass required many advancements into other technologies most obvious of course - the furnace.

 

When we wear Roman glass jewelry, we literally wear a time piece of history. Roman glass jewelry is not just beautiful, rich in colors, folk lore and mystic but is also rich in cultural history and differences.

Some modern Roman glass jewelry:

 

Kyanite & Roman glass Pendant

 

Garnet, Pearls & Roman glass pendant

 

One-Of-A-Kind Roman glass pendant


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