ORIJEN'S: SILVER SPIRAL + WEAVE REVERSIBLE CIRCLE Medallion on Roman Glass Beads Necklace
From my "ORIJEN'S" collection (a 2022 line consisting of some of my original designs and textures, inspired from waaaaay back that I have resurrected and simplified to make some sweet new pendants and earrings):
STERLING SILVER SPIRAL PATTERN FACE/ WEAVE TEXTURE BACK REVERSIBLE CIRCLE MEDALLION: This circle-shaped, Sterling Silver medallion features one of my Spiral textures on its face with and has a different, weave/linear texture on its reverse! It also has a raised sculpted top/bail to allow it to be suspended from 16" strand of gorgeous Roman Glass beads. It measures just shy of 1" in diameter and is about as thick as a dime.
Roman glass is the result of a stunning piece of historic craftsmanship dating back 2,700 years to the time of the Roman Empire. Before then, glass was available only to the wealthy and was manufactured by core forming, casting, cutting and grinding. With the invention of the glass blowing around 50 BC, glass instantly became available to the less wealthy public. The Roman glass industry rapidly developed over a couple of generations during the first half of the first century A.D. Glass vessels became commonplace throughout the empire and were exported to places as far away as Scandinavia and the Far East. The people of the Roman Empire used more glass than any other ancient civilization.
The same sands used to make the glass helped preserve it through the centuries, shaping and molding it into the beautiful pieces excavated today. Two thousand years of burial in minerals and soil combined with wind and weather has resulted in pigmented deposits on the surface of the glass. Through oxidation, the pigment has developed into beautiful patinas of blues and greens, although other rarer colors can still be found.