Highlands Ranch, CO (PRWEB) July 26, 2006
“This will be the ‘something old’ for my wedding,” bride-to-be Amy says. No kidding. Something really old.
2,000 years ago, at the time of the Roman occupation of the Holy Lands, craftsmen created glass jars, bowls, vessels, vases, ornaments, mirrors and windows. Israeli archaeologists recently recovered some of these glass items at dig sites. But something magical happens to glass when you bury it in the soil for 2,000 years. The surface of it develops an opal-like patina structure that reflects light as pink, purple, blue and green.
“How amazing,” says Amy, “to own something man-made that is 2000 years old. It’s like in the Gladiator movie, when the General says, ‘What we do in life echoes in eternity.’ This is an echo of someone’s work and art.”
Long before gemstones were faceted or pearls were cultured, ancient glass ranked on a par with the most precious of gems. Proud artisans mixed silica, lime, and soda to create artifacts as valuable as gold. As the art of glass blowing developed, objects become even more intricate. The blown glass was translucent, usually with a green or bluish tint.
Silver Messages Sterling Silver Jewelry has acquired museum-quality ancient Roman glass fragments, has had them set into sterling silver jewelry, and has made them available for sale to the public at their website, http://www.silvermessages.com. One piece that catches everyone’s eye is a bracelet with ancient Roman glass rounds and excavated coins from the 3rd and 4th centuries. All pieces are sold with Certificates of Authenticity.
Silver Messages Sterling Silver Jewelry is a Colorado-based jewelry retailer with 9,000 products online imported from nine countries. They specialize in pearls, cubic zirconia, gemstones and birthstones, all set in 925 sterling silver jewelry and gifts. “925” stands for 92.5% pure silver, the standard for sterling silver jewelry worldwide.
For additional information concerning Silver Messages, please visit Silver Messages Sterling Silver Jewelry or contact Larita Arnold.
Larita Arnold, Owner