Roman Glass is an ancient glass, discovered in archaeological excavation sites in Israel and across what was once the roman empire. the excavated glass fragments from the era of the roman empire in the holy land have been embedded in the soil for hundreds of years. the patina formations (the iridescent, pearly scales on the surface of the glass) evolved gradually over centuries as a result of extended exposure to the sun, water, oxidation, and dampness in the soil in which the glass was buried. 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, the industry underwent rapid technical growth that saw the introduction of glass blowing and the dominance of colorless or 'aqua' glasses. Production of raw glass was undertaken in geographically separate locations to the working of glass into finished vessels and by the end of the 1st century AD large scale manufacturing resulted in the establishment of glass as a commonly available material in the Roman world, and one which also had technically very difficult specialized types of luxury glass.
Today, the fragments of the 2,000-year-old Roman glass are used by Ascopa jewelry studio to create beautiful sterling silver jewelry that mixes the blue and green shades of the old glass, creating a piece of art and history handcrafted with love.
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