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The Story of Sea Glass







     

      As I walk along the Ocean's sand I admire the seaglass in my hand. It's rainbow colors glowing bright I clench my hand and hold them tight.


Seaglass, Beachglass, Mermaid tears or Lucky Glass whatever you care to call them there's no denying that the Mighty Ocean turns unwanted glass bottles and objects into colorful Glistening Jewels of the sea.The Ocean's saltwater & sand combined with the various tides act like a giant rock tumbler & eventually turn sharp broken glass into beautifully rounded frosted jewels that wash up on the shoreline!! The most common colors of beachglass are White, Green and Brown. Less abundant are the Deep Aqua's,Cobalt Blues,Seafoam Greens, Lavenders & Purples, Lime Greens & Rose!
     
     The King of all seaglass and the most hardest color to come across is Orange Seaglass followed by the Cherry Red's often called "riptide rubies" which in New Jersey are Extremely Rare. The Blues, Reds, lavenders & Sea Foam Green's & Blues often fetch hefty prices in the jewelry market and some people and companies are making their own Sea Glass by "tumbling" and passing them off as the real thing! We at American Craft Works "GUARANTEE" that all of our Seaglass is 100% Genuine!


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The old seaglass you find such as the "Very Rare" Cobalt Blue's were created from Vick's, Noxema, Milk of Magnesia & Bromo Seltzer bottles. The red's could be from older car's glass brake lights, very old Anchor Hocking beer bottles or from stained glass windows dumped into the sea ages ago. The rest are from Mason jars, Telephone insulators, Coca Cola bottles and beer and soda bottles, which are what you mostly find on the beach in present day.

Some bottles probably came from boats and even sunken ships! It is said that it takes a minumum of three years for the waves, sand and tide to wear the broken glass down to the likeness of a raw gem or for a better term, what you now call beachglass!




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