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Learn more about Roman Glass Beads

Are you looking to add a striking and vibrant vintage looking feel to our next jewelry collection? Well, our collection of Roman Glass beads is going to be perfect for you! Salvaged from fragments of ancient Roman Glass from areas along the Silk Road trading route, each and every strand of Roman Glass beads has its own unique story to tell. Here at The Bead Chest, we want to give you as many jewelry design options as possible! From our alluring green toned Roman Glass beads to our luminescent blue toned Roman Glass beads we know we have a perfect Roman Glass bead strand for you and your next jewelry collection!

The production of Roman Glass can be traced back all the beginning of the 1st century AD. Initially, Roman Glass was produced and created using ancient Hellenistic glassmaking techniques. The majority of these manufacturing techniques were very tedious and usually took a ton of time. Due to this, the Roman Glass industry in its early years was a relatively trivial artisan craft that wasn't practiced by many. The most common glass artifacts that were produced during this period we vases and other vessels used to carry water. These Roman Glass artifacts were traded along the Silk Road and eventually made their way to places like Western Asia and the Middle East.

In the late 1st Century glassblowing techniques were starting to get developed and the implementation of these techniques led to more intricate glass artifacts to be created. SInce glassblowing was such a fast was to produce artisan glass the Roman Glass industry exploded and an excess of glass tools, pottery, decorations and various other items were made and sold in Roman markets and traded across the world. Roman Glass production reached its peak in the 2nd Century AD. Roman Glass was being used for windows and was being dyed in various colors like blue and green. The Roman Glass fragments you see today being used as beads can be from items like jars, goblets, windows, bowls, and vases.

In many new age communities, Roman Glass and jewelry are highly sought after due to their many metaphysical healing properties. Withstanding over 2000 years these glass shards have truly stood the test of time. Many believe that Roman Glass beads hold the knowledge of their ancient artisan creators. It is said that Roman glass carries an energy of transformation, rebirth, and communication. It is also said that wearing Roman Glass jewelry will help protect you from negative energy.

Here at The Bead Chest, our lovely assortment of Roman Glass beads is truly going to take your breath away! With such great color choices and an inspiring ancient history representative of perseverance; working with our Roman Glass beads is a great way to take your custom jewelry designs to the next level. So please feel free to browse this curated section of Roman Glass beads. We can’t wait to see what you do with them! Here are some of our glass beads are perhaps some of the most unique and rare glass beads available in our store.