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RARE purple ancient Roman glass and Swarovski crystal sterling bracelet FREE SHIPPING ooak

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$46.00

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Item details

Handmade item

Material

Crystal, Glass, Silver

Dimensions

Bracelet length: 7.25 Inches

This show stopping 7 1/4 inch long bracelet features super rare purple colored ancient Roman glass shards (some with some nice patina!) accented with color coordinating Swarovski crystals and Bali silver beads. These pieces of glass are small and dainty averaging about 1/4 of an inch long each. All solid sterling sliver and using an ornamental hook for clasp. A total ONE OF A KIND! Comes with a little piece of paper that explains the glass in case you are giving it as a gift. Shipping domestically is free on this item.

I used up all the last of my purple pieces making this bracelet and the necklace that is also currently listed, when these two pieces are gone no more purple!

These beads were cut from shards of glass excavated in Afghanistan, the eastern most part of Roman reach, and date to about 400 AD, nearing the end of the Roman Empire. Excavated glass shards are actually from dump sites at glass making complexes. The glass either came from broken items or items the glass blowers felt were not good enough, the waste glass was cast aside and meant to be melted down again at a later date.

A quick note about my ancient Roman glass jewelry: Since I buy both silver and glass shards by weight, this is how my pieces are priced. The heavier the piece of glass or the more silver, the more expensive the finished piece of jewelry. The small sizes of these beads is the reason that this bracelet is so affordable, they don't weigh much!

I feel compelled to discus ancient Roman glass and the different provenances. The Roman Empire existed for centuries and stretched for thousands of miles in all directions. The Israeli excavated glass I offer dates to about 50 BC to 100 AD and comes from the glass making locale Jalome. The Afghani excavated pieces I offer can still be called ancient Roman glass because the Romans did occupy the area where it was manufactured at the time it was manufactured. The Sasanians who lived in the region of Afghanistan where this glass comes from first met the Romans in the 300s AD and the Romans brought with them their glass making technology. Rome fell in 476 but the Eastern Roman Empire (which was created in 330 AD and was run out of Constantinople) soldiered on till about 695 AD. Roman occupation in Afghanistan waned after 651 when the Sasanian Dynasty fell and by 870 the Islamic tradition was completely entrenched in Afghanistan. Any glass newer than about 800 AD should be referred to then as Islamic and not Roman. I see other people offering ancient Roman glass from Afghanistan and they claim it is 2000 years old, it is not. Worse yet I see some offering Afghani glass that was manufactured in the 1800's and listing it as ancient. I want to always be clear about the dates and origins of the glass I sell and I hope to educate others so they will be better informed shoppers.

arg5750
This show stopping 7 1/4 inch long bracelet features super rare purple colored ancient Roman glass shards (some with some nice patina!) accented with color coordinating Swarovski crystals and Bali silver beads. These pieces of glass are small and dainty averaging about 1/4 of an inch long each. All solid sterling sliver and using an ornamental hook for clasp. A total ONE OF A KIND! Comes with a little piece of paper that explains the glass in case you are giving it as a gift. Shipping domestically is free on this item.

I used up all the last of my purple pieces making this bracelet and the necklace that is also currently listed, when these two pieces are gone no more purple!

These beads were cut from shards of glass excavated in Afghanistan, the eastern most part of Roman reach, and date to about 400 AD, nearing the end of the Roman Empire. Excavated glass shards are actually from dump sites at glass making complexes. The glass either came from broken items or items the glass blowers felt were not good enough, the waste glass was cast aside and meant to be melted down again at a later date.

A quick note about my ancient Roman glass jewelry: Since I buy both silver and glass shards by weight, this is how my pieces are priced. The heavier the piece of glass or the more silver, the more expensive the finished piece of jewelry. The small sizes of these beads is the reason that this bracelet is so affordable, they don't weigh much!

I feel compelled to discus ancient Roman glass and the different provenances. The Roman Empire existed for centuries and stretched for thousands of miles in all directions. The Israeli excavated glass I offer dates to about 50 BC to 100 AD and comes from the glass making locale Jalome. The Afghani excavated pieces I offer can still be called ancient Roman glass because the Romans did occupy the area where it was manufactured at the time it was manufactured. The Sasanians who lived in the region of Afghanistan where this glass comes from first met the Romans in the 300s AD and the Romans brought with them their glass making technology. Rome fell in 476 but the Eastern Roman Empire (which was created in 330 AD and was run out of Constantinople) soldiered on till about 695 AD. Roman occupation in Afghanistan waned after 651 when the Sasanian Dynasty fell and by 870 the Islamic tradition was completely entrenched in Afghanistan. Any glass newer than about 800 AD should be referred to then as Islamic and not Roman. I see other people offering ancient Roman glass from Afghanistan and they claim it is 2000 years old, it is not. Worse yet I see some offering Afghani glass that was manufactured in the 1800's and listing it as ancient. I want to always be clear about the dates and origins of the glass I sell and I hope to educate others so they will be better informed shoppers.

arg5750

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I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Returns and exchange details

All items may be returned within 14 days no questions asked as long as they are in their original packaging and in new condition. Buyer is responsible for all shipping charges. If an item is being returned because of a manufacturing flaw on my part then buyer is not responsible for shipping charges.

NEW! If you wish to return an item because of a flaw you must contact me first and provide a detailed photo of the item so I can verify it's condition before you send it back. I am sorry for this inconvenience, but I must protect myself from fraudulent returns.

Shipping policies

Domestically jewelry is shipped via USPS either in bubble mailer first class in a jewelry gift box, or for wholesale orders a small Flat Rate Priority box.

All foreign shipments will go USPS first Class International unless other arrangements are made. There are certain countries to which First Class International is not a safe mode of shipping, you know who you are, if you want to buy an item and you know shipping is an issue, please contact me first for safer arrangements. I will not be responsible for lost or stolen items.

Registered, insurance, delivery confirmation, and the like are available and extra.

PLEASE NOTE! Recently Royal Mail has cracked down and is now charging a handling fee of 8 GBP in addition to customs duty or VAT. Items valued over 15 GBP coming in from outside the EU are subject to VAT and this handling fee. Items over 135 GBP are subject to customs duty and VAT and the handling fee. Please note that if you are in the UK you are responsible for these fees and responsible for knowing that you may incur these fees.

Additional policies

What is the Rock Logic logo? The Maya word "to be adorned".

YES! I sell wholesale! Please contact me with your credentials to set up a wholesale account with me. If you are a returning wholesale customer from Wholesalecrafts.com (indieme.com) credentials not required. Wholesale orders all arrive individually packaged in zip lock bags with anti-tarnish strips where necessary so merchandise can sit in back stock if necessary. Each bag will be labeled with item numbers for re-ordering where not a one-of-a-kind and ingredients so your sales staff can answer customer questions. Net 30 is available upon special request only.

All photos were taken with a zoom under daylight adjusted fluorescent lighting unless otherwise stated.

All my loose gemstones are 100% natural and untreated in any way. All my pearls are natural though some have been color enhanced.

Special orders are welcome as are all questions!

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