Sea Glass: Blue Tinies

Sea Glass-Blue Tinies

Many of the tiny blue sea glass shards I find had made their home on the shores of Glass Beach in Fort Bragg, California. Most are cobalt blue. Other shades of blue I’ve found include cornflower, aqua, soft blue, teal and once in a great while when I’m lucky I’ll find a tiny turquoise shard.   Cobalt Blue Sea Glass […] Read more »

Vaseline, UV, Ultraviolet, and Uranium Sea Glass: What is it?

Vaseline UV Sea Glass

It’s referred to by different names: Vaseline, UV, ultraviolet, and uranium sea glass, but what is it? Because it was produced with the element uranium, Vaseline or UV sea glass is glass that’s easily recognized as it glows under a black or ultraviolet light. The more uranium the sea glass contains, the brighter it will glow under a […] Read more »

Orange Sea Glass

Orange Sea Glass

If you’ve found orange sea glass, you’re quite lucky. The odds of finding orange are about 1 in 10,000, says Richard Lamotte author of Pure Sea Glass: Discovering Nature’s Vanishing Gems. Why is Orange Sea Glass So Rare? The main reason orange sea glass is so rare is the color was not manufactured as much […] Read more »

Common and Rare Sea Glass Colors

Sea Glass Colors

Because the color of sea glass is determined mostly by its source, on average, most sea glass shards people find lying on the shore come in the three most popular glass colors: green, clear white, and brown. Others colors, however, like orange, red, yellow, purple, and turquoise and even black are rare. Most sea glass […] Read more »

Sea Glass Marbles

Real Sea Glass Marbles

Children–and some adults too–have enjoyed playing with marbles for thousands of years. According to Richard LaMotte author of Pure Sea Glass: Discovering Nature”s Vanishing Gems, marbles have been found with the remains of Egyptian children. In the United States, clay marbles were mass produced in the 1880s: however, the popularity of marbles decreased in the […] Read more »

Everything You Need to Know About Sea Glass Beads

Pastel sea glass beads

Most people who look for sea glass beads usually buy faux sea glass beads in soft pastel colors. The Difference Between Real and Faux Sea Glass Beads Small authentic surf-tumbled and rounded sea glass beads like those that come from buttons, marbles, ornaments, and lights are extremely rare. Moreover, they’re usually frosty not all perfectly symmetrical. […] Read more »

Elegant and Rare Pink Sea Glass

Pink Sea Glass Shard

Most rare pink sea glass comes from transparent pattern-molded Depression glass tableware produced during the 1920s to the 1950s. The majority of its production was during the 1930s when the demand for affordable glassware rose during the Depression. Patterns and Colors Depression glass was produced in many assorted patterns and colors. Besides pink, most Depression […] Read more »

Rare and Beautiful Turquoise Sea Glass

Rare Turquoise sea glass

Among the shades of blue sea glass, turquoise stands out as the most rare and beautiful. The odds that you’ll find a turquoise shard are approximately 1 in 5,000, says Richard LaMotte author of the popular book Pure Sea Glass: Nature’s Vanishing Gems. It’s even likely you’ll find more rare red sea glass than turquoise. […] Read more »

How to Identify Black Sea Glass

Black Sea Glass

Many experienced sea glass collectors will say black is one of the most difficult pieces to find. Besides the odds being about 1 in 2,000 that you’ll find one, black sea glass is also more elusive because of the challenge to recognize it lying on the shore among dark rocks. Black Sea Glass Collecting Most […] Read more »

Milk Glass Sea Glass

Colored Milk Glass

Most milk glass sea glass comes from tableware. Its peak production periods were between the 1890s and the 1950s when it was used for things like coffee mugs, plates, jars and vases. Milk glass has been produced worldwide over hundreds of years, so dating it can be difficult because its main production period spans over […] Read more »