Purple (Amethyst) Sea Glass

Purple (Amethyst) Sea Glass

Purple Sea Glass, Sea Glass Blog
The name amethyst derives from the Greek word meaning sobriety. It also symbolizes love, passion, creativity, and spirituality. Romans associated amethyst with their water god Neptune. If you were born in February, amethyst is your birthstone. If you've found a purple (amethyst) sea glass shard, consider yourself quite lucky. The odds of finding one are about 1 in 300 or more.   Where Does Purple (Amethyst) Sea Glass Come From? Most softly colored purple ( amethyst) sea glass comes from clear glass that contains manganese and had been exposed to sunlight for several years. The more manganese the glass contains and the more exposure it had to the sun, the deeper its purple hue became. Glass manufactured with manganese was primarily used for household dishes, cups, bottles, and food containers. Depression glass…
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Amethyst and Sea Foam Sea Glass

Amethyst and Sea Foam Sea Glass

Sea Glass Blog
Amethyst and sea foam sea glass are two of my favorite colors. They look lovely together.   Purple (Amethyst) Sea Glass Purple or amethyst sea glass comes from mostly clear glass that contains manganese. After the clear glass has been exposed to the sun, manganese oxidizes to a faint, purple hue. Depression glassware and other glass containers come in purple too. If you've found purple sea glass, consider yourself lucky. It's quite rare.   Sea Foam (Light Green) Sea Glass Sea foam or light green sea glass comes mostly from soda and beer bottles. It's not as rare as purple sea glass, but it's still a nice find.  
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