How much is this worth?

by Megan
(QLD, Australia)

It is pretty well rounded and has a thinner part on one edge.

It's about a half of a centimetre thick on the thicker part and only 3mm on the thin part.

It is so frosted that the only light that comes through is on the thin part when I use a flashlight.

I thought it was black at first but when I used a flashlight on the thin part it was actually a really dark green.

How much do you think this is worth? (sorry, I couldn't include a picture)



Hi Megan,

You likely have found what is known as "black glass," which is usually a very dark green. However, without a photo, it is difficult to say much more about it.

As far as what it's worth, it is only worth the going price that people are willing to pay.

A lot depends on the quality or grade of the piece (see the links below). If it is perfect size and jewelry quality, it is possibly worth $20.00 or more.

Lin suggests searching eBay for "black sea glass" and see what is being sold. 

Either way, you have found a collector's piece, since many folks do not ever find a piece of "black glass."

Happy hunting!

David and Lin (Odyssey's Dad and Mum)

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