Thinking back over the course of our lives, how would we fare without the precious creation of glass? Even our light bulbs are made of glass! If you're a glass collector, glass lover, or simply appreciate jewelry made from the fine material, any of our Glass Cufflinks would be ideal for you. Did you know: The history of creating glass can be traced back to 3500 BCE in Mesopotamia? The term glass developed in the late Roman Empire. It was in the Roman glassmaking center at Trier, now in modern Germany, that the late-Latin term glesum originated, probably from a Germanic word for a transparent, lustrous substance. That's cool and all, but how is glass actually made? "Following the glass batch preparation and mixing, the raw materials are transported to the furnace. Soda-lime glass for mass production is melted in gas fired units. Smaller scale furnaces for specialty glasses include electric melters, pot furnaces, and day tanks. “After the melting process, homogenization and refining, or more precisely the removal of bubbles, the glass is finally formed. Browse our eclectic mix of Glass Cufflinks today!