Sterling Silver and Roman Glass Jerusalem Cross Filigree Pendant
Brand: Ben Jewelry
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925 Sterling Silver and Roman Glass
Size: 22 x 25 mm / 0.8” x 0.9”
This stunning sterling silver Jerusalem Cross pendant by talented Israeli designer, Ben Sadya, demonstrates the exquisiteness of old-style Yemenite filigree and this artist’s exemplary skills in metalworking. The rich and delicate details of this impressive trinket are simply amazing to behold. At the center of the pendant, a glittering, circular shard of Roman Glass compliments the silver that encases it, giving it a classy and romantic distinction. This marvelous masterpiece is an exceptional way to represent the love you feel for God and your devotion to living a righteous lifestyle with a beautiful and fashionable piece of wearable art. Eye-catching and breathtaking, this radiant pendant will instantly become a favorite accessory you will never want to take off!
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.