Sterling Silver and Roman Glass Filigree Wire Cross Pendant
Brand: Ben Jewelry
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925 Sterling Silver and Roman Glass
Size: 22 x 37 mm / 0.8” x 1.4"
A delicate pendant for all occasions, this sophisticated and remarkable sterling silver Cross pendant is charming and alluring with its simple design and excellent artisanship. Brilliantly crafted by world famous jewelry designer, Ben Sadya, this astonishing pendant fabulously incorporates one of this talented artist’s favorite signature materials: iridescent Roman Glass set into a unique filigree wire frame. This exotic material gives this tasteful pendant a lovely pop of shimmering colors of various shades and hues. Flawless and unique, this amazing thing of beauty will make a splendid keepsake to demonstrate how import your faith is to you. Graceful and elegant this enchanting masterpiece will make a thoughtful and unforgettable gift for a loved one, or a dainty trinket to give to yourself that you will never want to stop wearing!
A sterling silver snake chain or black silicone cord (in your choice of length) are available for an additional fee.
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 that 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.
*Please, keep in mind that Roman Glass is sensitive to moisture. To preserve this rare and ancient material, please exercise caution and avoid contact with water.
Ben Jewelers was opened in the early 1990’s by Ben Sadya, one of Israel's top jewelers, who first learned his craft in metalworking from his family who would design and craft fine jewelry for the Royal Court of Yemen. Ben learned the secrets of Yemenite filigree in his father’s workshop, where he spent much of his childhood perfecting his skills. Ben Sadya lovingly designs and hand constructs each piece, taking inspiration from his heritage and adding a modern twist, which has earned this incredible artisan international acclaim and recognition. Respected worldwide for his extraordinary talent and fabulous designs, this magnificent artist works with a multitude of materials and styles, famously incorporating precious and semi-precious gemstones, 14 and 18 carat gold and sterling silver, as well as beautiful, glittering Roman Glass to produce luxurious pieces of indescribable beauty. Each flawless creation from this impressive artist is radiant masterpiece unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.