Purple Sea Glass Necklace
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Please someone with a Purple Sea Glass Necklace wrapped in sterling silver!
Sea glass is made from glass that has been broken in the ocean and washed and tumbled back onto the coast. Whether it be sandy or rocky beach the sea glass pieces are smoothed using the natural materials of the earth, creating smooth, translucent pieces of glass. No two pieces of sea glass are ever identical.
The color featured in this necklace is more rare to find. When you think back to what these pieces originated from, it’s more difficult to pinpoint the type of bottle or glass container. With whites, greens and browns, those were most likely beer and liquor bottles in a previous life. Others could have been perfume, medicinal, or decorative glass containers that (due to human pollution) found its way into the ocean.
In this case, most purple sea glass is actually “sun” purple – in the old days manganese was added to glass as a clarifying agent, and manganese turns purple when exposed to UV rays – like those in sunlight. That’s why some antique bottles have that lovely lavender glow.
It is becoming harder to find every day. In a positive light this is hopefully the result of a decrease in littering and instead, an act of preserving our environment. And to those who continue the search for these little gems, good luck and enjoy the challenge.
These necklaces are made from sea glass found in the coves and beaches of mid-coast Maine, wrapped in sterling silver and placed on an 18″ sterling silver chain.