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Roman Glass · Matte · Oval · Graduated

SKU RG-Ov10/17M034

Strand Length: approx. 16 inches.

Graduated approx. 10x20mm to 17x30mm.

The Silk Road was a network of ancient trade routes that facilitated the exchange of textiles, spices, and other goods between Europe, the Middle East, and Asia for over a millennium. Though maritime routes were important, the Silk Road constituted the primary land-based connection. Along this route, artifacts like glass beads offer valuable insights into trade and craftsmanship of the era. These beads were composed primarily of silica (sand) and soda (crushed limestone), with added colorants. A major branch of the Silk Road passed through regions like modern-day Afghanistan, where these beads were created using similar glassmaking techniques, materials, and designs, highlighting the enduring legacy of this historic trade network.

Bead Count

Count of beads: 17

Note: These are general guidelines. The actually count may be greater or slightly less than stated.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Whitney P.
Fabulously UNIQUE!

Going to incorporate these into a fiber art sculpture, organic enough to pair with wood and stones.

Michelle W.

I have never seen anything quite like these Roman glass pieces! Of the several different types I ordered these are my favorite! The shapes, the iridescence - the colors - you need nothing else to make jewelry , just a few pieces of this beautiful glass. They really need to be seen to be believed. If you're on the fence, buy them! It's impossible to be disappointed with them! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐