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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 - smooth and sensuous, no jagged edges or chips
  • Frostiness of surface - frost covering the whole surface. Clear 'C' marks show that the sea glass is genuine and not machine tumbled.
  • Colour rarity -   
    EXTREMELY RARE
    orange  
    red  
    turquoise  
    yellow  
    black  
    teal  
    gray  
       
    RARE  
    pink  
    aqua  
    cornflower blue
    cobalt blue
    opaque white
    citron  
    purple/amethyst
       
    UNCOMMON
    soft green  
    soft blue  
    forest green
    lime green
    golden amber
    amber  
    jade  
       
    COMMON  
    Kelly green
    brown  
    white (clear)

                             

  • Shape and size

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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