The Israel Museum Egyptian Collection Sterling Silver and Roman Glass Fleur-De-Lis Jerusalem Cross Clip-On Charm
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925 Sterling Silver
Size: 2.9 cm x 1.6 cm / 1.15” x 0.6”
Resoundingly beautiful, few things can compare to the uniqueness of this incredible sterling silver Jerusalem cross charm from the Israel Museum’s fascinating Egyptian Collection! Wonderfully inspired by actual historical artifacts dating back to when Christianity was introduced into Egypt, this remarkable charm is styled in the form of a Jerusalem cross, one of the earliest recognized symbols of Christianity. Decorated with Fleur-de-Lis and a single glittering shard of authentic Roman Glass, this extraordinary charm is a splendid and striking way to express one’s faith with style and history in mind. Certain to make a marvelous and worthwhile gift for someone special, this breathtaking trinket from the Holy Land is something amazing that anyone would be proud to own!
This delicate charm is extremely versatile and can be clipped onto a huge variety of different bracelet chains.
*Please, keep in mind that Roman Glass is extremely sensitive to moisture. To preserve this rare and ancient material, please exercise caution and avoid contact with water.
Israel’s largest cultural institution, the Israel Museum, is dedicated to recording and safeguarding the relics that chronicle the tale of the Jewish people. Housing thousands of years’ worth of ancient artifacts pertaining to Jewish and neighboring Middle-Eastern culture from all over the world, the Israel Museum’s mission is to educate and encourage knowledge of Judaism’s rich and fascinating history to people all over the globe. One of their methods of fulfilling this dream is to create stunning replicas and adaptations of the original pieces in their encyclopedic collections and distribute them worldwide. Each captivating replication comes with its own certification of authenticity, as well as a brief summary of that piece’s historical background in both Hebrew and English.
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.