Jewelry and Seals :
Ancient Beaded Necklaces : Amber and Ancient Glass Beads
Amber and Ancient Glass Beads - FJ.4654
Origin: The Holy Land
Collection: Biblical Antiquities
Additional Information: SOLD
Location: United States
The beads date from the archaic, classical,
Hellenistic and Roman eras.
Splendid necklace composed of genuine ancient
amber beads and genuine ancient glass beads
with an 18 karat gold clasp.
Amber and glass were two of the most prized
ornaments in the ancient world. Amber, the
fossilized resin of trees, was considered a
magical substance, possessed of numerous
curative powers. Amber traveled down trade
routes from the north and was dispersed
throughout the Mediterranean region. Its rich
colors, ranging from honey yellow to deepest
orange, make it especially flattering to the skin.
Glass was first invented in the 2nd millennium
B.C. and was popular as ornament for many
centuries afterwards. The malleable properties of
glass as well as its wide variety of colors made it
especially sought after for jewelry in the Roman
world. This glorious necklace combines amber in
deep earthy tones with glass of similar hue.
Bringing together ancient elements, first worn
ages ago, this jewel creates a look that is
absolutely up to the minute in its appeal.