Reversible Roman Glass and Widow's Mite Pendant
"And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites..." - Mark 12:42
This beloved Biblical story becomes real with the gift of a genuine restored mite that existed 2000 years ago in ancient Israel.
Perfect for the woman in your life who "giveth all she hath"
WIDOW'S MITE DETAILS
This genuine mite has been cleaned and restored after excavation.
Widow's Mite - Jewish Bronze Coin
From archeological excavations, we know that the vast majority of bronze coins circulating in Jerusalem in the lifetime of Jesus were the Jewish leptons of prutot, minted from the time of the Maccabean kings, until Pontius Pilate.
Any small, Jewish, bronze coin struck before the crucifixion can be legitimately called a “widow’s mite.”
*Due to the ancient origins of excavated mites, pieces will vary in look, texture, shape, size, and details. The mites are treated with the utmost care to preserve the natural look. There are no guarantees any designs will be strongly visible due to the limited equipment the Romans had access to over 2,000 years ago, and being buried for that amount of time.
- Pendant Diameter: 5/8"
- Metal: .925 Sterling Silver
- Origin: Made in Israel
- Other: Includes Certificate of Authenticity
Available as pendant alone or with 20" Italian Liscia Snake Adjustable Chain.
Ancient 2000-year-old glass has been excavated from sites around Israel and brought back to life as heirloom-quality jewelry.
The glass used is a broken fragment of what was once a household cup, plate, or temple vessel.
Roman Glass Jewelry is a unique and distinctive treasure. The ancient glass fragments are set by hand in the finest sterling silver by talented Israeli artisans.
Certificate of Authenticity included with every piece.
*Due to the ancient origins of Roman Glass, pieces may vary slightly in texture and appearance.
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2000-YEAR-OLD GLASS REBORN
The ancient excavated glass shards used in this unique jewelry collection began life as a household vase, water jug, or temple vessel.
EXPLORE THE ROMAN GLASS COLLECTION
2000-YEAR-OLD EXCAVATED GLASS
The Romans established ancient glass-making centers in and around Jerusalem because of the abundance of resources (sand) and skilled labor.
The excavated glass pieces used in this unique jewelry collection began life as a household vase, water jug, or temple vessel.
The items belonged to real, living, breathing human beings - who lived their lives in and around Jerusalem 2000 years ago at the time of Jesus Christ and the reign of the Roman Empire.
REBORN AS GORGEOUS JEWELRY
Rarely, unbroken vases, jugs, plates and temple vessels are excavated and displayed in museums or auctioned to antiquities collectors.
More commonly, though, the glass is discovered in broken shards. Instead of being discarded as useless, we take the broken fragments and they are carefully cataloged, meticulously cleaned, and reborn as meaningful and unique jewelry.
Ancient coins (mites) are also unearthed and given new life as "widow's mite" pieces in our collection.
*Certificate of Authenticity included
- DHDonna H.Verified BuyerBought For MyselfBought For MyselfRated 5 out of 5 starsMrs.
All my life I’ve heard the story of Jesus with the widow donating her mites. Great reminder of it
- CSCraig S.Verified BuyerAge Range 55 - 64Age Range 55 - 64Rated 4 out of 5 starsReversible roman glass and widows mite pendant
Roman glass was great quality and great color. My wife and I would have liked the widows mite better, if it had been left original with its patina rather than having it cleaned and restored.
- NSNancy S.Verified BuyerAge Range 55 - 64Age Range 55 - 64Rated 5 out of 5 starsMy Mite
Stunning piece of jewelry. I like the historical significance. Hopefully it will be something I pass down.
- AMApril M.Verified BuyerRated 5 out of 5 starsWidows Mite
I absolutely love this pendant. I love the story with it. I will always cherish it.
- JLJerry Lynn T.Verified BuyerRated 5 out of 5 starsMother's Day Gift
My daughter got me this priceless piece of jewelry for Mother's Day. I am absolutely loving it is beautiful. It is precious to me. I think back to the story in the Bible and it brings tears to my eyes. I think about the glass and who it belonged to even wonder if Jesus used it or touched it or walked on the broken pieces. I will cherish this forever.
- IUIRENE U.Verified BuyerAge Range 45 - 54Age Range 45 - 54Rated 5 out of 5 starsGift
Beautiful and love the meanings. Perfect gift for my mom!
- DCDavid C.Verified BuyerRated 5 out of 5 starsWidows mite
Absolutely stunning. Loved it.
- LLLaura L.Verified BuyerRated 5 out of 5 starsRoman Glass Widow’s Mite Love ❤️
So beautiful I want the earrings next!
- LWLaura W.Verified BuyerAge Range 55 - 64Age Range 55 - 64Rated 5 out of 5 starsNice
Love this piece. It was everything I expected
- KKKathleen K.Verified BuyerRated 5 out of 5 starsLove it's 2 Pendants in 1
Very pretty color of Roman glass. I wish there was as much detail on the widow's mite as shown in the picture, but understand each coin is different.