Genuine Clear Sea Glass Pendant Wrapped in Sterling Silver Wire
Sea Glass, is nature’s way of taking a man-made item (trash) and turning it into
something beautiful and special. In a strange way, collecting sea glass is a way of preserving the past and keeping history alive. I am an avid collector of sea glass and when I look through my collection, I think about the history of each piece. Who made it, who used it, how it broke, how it made its way into the sea, and how many decades did it tumble around in the ocean while nature turns our trash into beautiful treasures. I especially like to think about the pieces of china that get washed up and who’s table it might have been on. When looking at these special pieces, one can only imagine the history of its journey. Each piece of sea glass that I work with comes from my personal collection. I sometimes find it hard to part with as I have a fond memory of the hunt, associated with it. At the same time, it seems a shame not to share the history and beauty with the world. There’s a tiny little backache in each piece, but the end result is getting to share these beautiful, historical, treasures with people like you.
This pendant comes with a free black cord necklace.
White Sea Glass. (Clear) Information Facts from:
Pure Sea Glass Identification Card Deck. Author: Richard LaMotte. By Sea Glass Publishing, L.L.C.
In the late 1800s a large amount of clear glass was being used for bottles, but their color often reverted back to a soft lavender exposed to sunlight. Drugstore medicine bottles were often in clear glass during the Civil War era. By the early 1900s, the demand for clear-glass food containers was very strong. As automated machines filled this demand, large batches of clear glass vessels were being shipped around the country. Some were still being made as thick, reusable containers for milk and sodas. By the 1950s, however, bottles and jars were being made with thinner walls, and their abundance and disposability led to environmental abuse. As glass became a nuisance on beaches and the new recycling movement took hold, supplies of sea glass plummeted to their proper scarce levels.
White Sea Glass: Is the most common
Its finding ratio is 2 in 3
Peak Production Periods: 1915-Present
Sources: Bottles 75%, Tableware 20%, Other Forms 5%