Large Circles Within with Roman Glass
As part of a limited release, this pair features two large, Ancient Roman Glass discs that are wire-wrapped from their centers with Sterling Silver Wire and framed by our large, hammered brass hoops. This pair is very reminiscent of our "Circles within" style of metal earrings, so we're sticking with that name for this pair!
Roman glass is the result of a stunning piece of historic craftsmanship dating back 2,700 years to the time of the Roman Empire. 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 bebeautiful patinas of blues and greens, although other rarer colors can still be found.
Large brass hoops are 2 1/4" in diameter, the roman glass discs are 1 1/4" diameter and these hang 2 5/8" from Sterling silver earwires.