Mediterranean Artists Company is owned and operated by Rony Yishaky. The finest craftsmen and designers from around the Mediterranean create exquisite jewelry from the best materials, including gold, silver, ancient Roman coins, precious gemstones and crystals and most famously, Roman glass and mother of pearl.
Roman glass jewelry from Mediterranean Artists is the finest in the United States. These glass fragments originate from parts of ancient blown glass vessels of Roman Byzantine Empire between 1st-6th centuries A.D. – shortly after glass was invented.
These glittering glass fragments were picked up on ancient sites on the Holy Land. Some fragments are transparent while others are colored.
The spectrum of colors which appear on the glass were formed over hundreds of years. The beautiful colors are the result of the combined effects of climatic conditions and the surrounding earth in which the glass was embedded.
Over the generations, layer upon layer of earth covered the glass, giving the unique color or “Patina.” Although these glass fragments are solid and do not break easily, it is advisable to handle them with care.
An original design is created for every piece of glass and no glass color repeats itself, so that each piece of jewelry is unique.