What is Sea Glass?

 

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 Sea glass is glass which was once in the form of bottles, jars and other objects. During the passage of many years in the sea the glass takes on new forms, forms of beauty that belie their prosaic origin. After decades or more in the sea these pieces wash up on the strandline, recycled to be the basis of beautiful jewellery, smoothed, shaped and frosted.

The journey the glass has undertaken is one of history and mystery.  What was it originally?  When was it made?  How far has it travelled?  How long has it been in the sea?

 As glass is being replaced by more plastic, sea glass is becoming a diminishing source.

 

 

Sea glass quality varies from piece to piece

 

Overall smoothness

 

Frostiness of surface

 

Colour rarity

pink sea glass 

 Pink Sea Glass (very rare)

Pink sea glass may have a distict Depression glass pattern and a softly etched, frosty appearance.

Depression glass was a cheap to manufacture glass made during the Great Depression (1929-1939).

This glass was widely used in trinket sets, sugar bowl and jug, glasses, candlesticks etc.

 

 red sea glass

Red Sea Glass (very rare)                                       

 

 

 

 Shape and size

 sea glass marbles Sea Glass Marbles

 

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