I agree with user catlover333. The Roman glass jewelry in this shop is rare and authentic. I have bought quite a few of these pieces and they are really beautiful pieces and not like the ground composite items that other shops sell at much lower cost. They are also expensive - I spent over $2000 dollars on my small collection....
If you are a tourists, sure you will visit this part of the Old City. We liked here, with many souvenir shops owned by russians and good food on some restaurants. Is not overcrowed like in muslim part of the City.
Full of beautiful ancient churches and good shops to buy religious merchandise. It was beautifully decorated before Christmas.
Some of the churches are shut during lunch time in the winter so make sure you know the opening times.
As it was December ,it was interesting to see the Christmas decorations in this quarter. Also the only place in Jerusalem where one can have bacon and eggs and ham sandwiches ! Israel very tolerant of other religions.
We actually though the Christian quarter would have some resemblence to Christianity! There is nothing in the Christian quarter that can easily identify it from the moslem and armenians. Filled with dirty laneways and vendors ready to rip you off with the majority of wares not price marked - beware!