Sterling Silver and Roman Glass Circle Ring with Detailed Border
Sterling Silver, Roman Glass
21 mm / 0.82"
Bold and beautiful, this simple ring is a striking masterpiece. An exquisite example of the remarkable skills and talent of legendary Israeli artist, Rafael, this daring ring is the stunning result of years of hard work learning the family secrets of fine jewelry making, which have been passed down through the generations to generate magnificent works of art. Using the same methods that originated with his forefathers, Rafael meticulously handcrafts all of his pieces, producing marvelously detailed and original designs like this fascinating ring, which Rafael has set with a shard of mesmerizing Roman Glass. With vivid multicolored hues complimented by the gleaming silver, this tasteful ring will captivate you. A perfect gift to give someone you love, this ring is suitable for both men and women, and is guaranteed to please.
Rafael Saadia is the founder, owner, designer and maker of Rafael Jewelry. Creating his business in the early 1970’s, Rafael has been creating exquisite pieces of jewelry for over 40 years. Descending from a long line of expert jewelers who once created jewelry for the Yemenite royal family, Rafael continues the family tradition of incorporating ancient Yemenite style into his work, combining ancient themes with modern designs, creating a unique, and signature look. Famed as one of the greatest Jewelry designers in Israel, this prestigious artist works with sterling silver and gold, and often incorporates various precious and semi-precious stones such as Jerusalem stone, Eilat stone, and Roman glass, as well as more classic gemstones like diamond, rubies and sapphires. Each piece is carefully handcrafted from the finest materials, guaranteeing you will receive only the highest quality product available. Every piece from Rafael is a treasure worth passing down for generations.
Roman Glass is a unique material found primarily in Israel in the midst of archaeological excavations. The production and invention of many glass-making techniques were largely a result of the ingenuity of the ancient Roman Empire. Because of their resourcefulness, the manufacturing of glass became widespread and affordable during their era. After the fall of the Roman Empire, shards of glass were one of the many remnants of this ancient civilization, which were left behind to be forgotten by the ravages of time. Over the last 2000 years, these shards of glass have waited buried in Israel's ground where environmental conditions reacted to contaminants manufactured into the glass to produce a dazzling array of hues and colors in the once transparent glass. Considered of little importance to archaeologists, it has since become highly prized by jewelers who set superior quality samples into elegant gold and silver jewelry. Each shard has its own distinctive pattern of mesmerizing glittering flecks of brilliant color, making every individual trinket a one-of-a-kind piece.