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You have bought some dazzling Roman glass jewelry, or sometimes you already have a part you have had for many years. Now you want to know what the best way to take care of it is. Well, in order to answer that question, let's take a closer look at it.
What is Roman Glass?
This matter is unknowingly recognized by the light colors that can be seen with the naked eye in the glass. Most common are endless shades of aqua, purple, blues and pinks. This unique type of glass was first created during the first centuries in the Roman Empire, when glass production techniques were revolutionized by the introduction of glass blowing. The now created glass had a bluish-turquoise color to it and was used mainly for bowls and vessels of all shapes and sizes.
Since glass is made of sand and sand consists of organic material, the mineral composites in the sand have a continuous effect on the color of the glass. The colors that can be seen in Roman glass today are a result of the glass reacting with climatic and geological elements - heat, water, various minerals in the earth - for hundreds of years. All of these elements came together and caused many chemical reactions that were solved in brilliant, iridescent, Roman glasses.
Making Roman Glass Jewelry
For almost 2000 years, Roman glass panels - as well as whole vessels - have been buried underground, creating beautiful colors and waiting to be discovered. Over the past 100 years, archaeologists who dug areas that were under ancient Roman rule - especially in Israel - have come across Roman glass relics. Inactive vessels can be seen in museums around the world, but broken pieces are often turned into jewelry, made primarily of gold and silver.
Take care of Roman glass jewelry
If you are fortunate enough to own a piece of historic-glass-on-a-chain, cufflinks or a couple of amazing earrings, here are some important guidelines for taking care of your jewelry:
- Do not get wet with water. Remove your jewelry before showering.
- Definitely DO NOT float with jewelry on it
- Avoid contact between jewelry and hair spray and perfume
- Avoid contact between jewelry and any kind of body lotion or hand cream
- Try to avoid touching it with your fingers as much as possible.
If you ask yourself, "why all the restrictions?", The answer should now be simple: to keep the Roman stained glass sparkling and glittering for the next 2000 years.
As we said before, the glass consists of organic matter - continues to react with its environment. Like water, heat, oil and other elements, the glass affected earlier, they can continue to do so in the present. When you need to clean your jewelry, polish silver or gold with a cloth, but try to avoid the glass. The best thing is to give the jewel to a specialized jeweler and make him clean it for you.
In summary, the best way to take care of your jewelry is always to handle it with the utmost care. After all, you handle an old story.