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Sea Glass Color
The sea glass color you've found is rare....is it...or not? Find
out...you may have beach glass that's valuable to collectors or for
your own collection.
How do you know the sea glass color and rarity
~ Comments and observations on sea glass colors by Lin
Schneider (go to Sea Glass Rarity Chart for a list of most rare to least
rare sea glass colors).
of the piece you've found?
Is it possible to find out if the color of my sea glass is really
I can remember the day I found my first piece of orange
in the Chesapeake Bay. Talk about rare! What a thrill!
I was e-mailing a person very knowledgeable in sea glass about another
piece of sea glass I had, and when I told him what I'd found, he told
me that they had yet to find a piece of orange sea glass in the
Chesapeake Bay. So cool.
Since then, I have found quite a few orange pieces, but rarely one this size and none this special.
If you're like me,
you've spent a lot of time looking at
different folks' web sites trying to find information on anything that
has to do with this subject.
You might wonder:
What are the most common colors?
From my experience
personally collecting sea glass and researching the subject, my
conclusion is that across the board, wherever you find sea glass, the
most common sea
you'll find are whites, greens,
Now, it's true that there are hues of green
and brown sea glass that are harder to find.
But basically speaking, anywhere you go, you're going to find white
(clear bottles), green (beer and wine bottles), and brown (beer
bottles), since these have been the most widely spread and used colors
over the years.
On the other hand, just because these pieces of white,
brown, and green sea glass (beach glass) are really easy to find
doesn't mean that they're worthless.
I actually prefer using white sea glass in my jewelry
(for myself) because it goes with everything I wear.
What are the rarest colors?
Everybody seems to agree that
the three rarest sea glass
(beach glass) colors are red,
yellow, and orange.
Some say that red is the all-time hardest to find; some say no, it's
orange sea glass.
At any rate,
those three rare
colors and their various hues are usually elusive (you know they're
there, but they just keep slipping behind the seaweed), especially if
you're hoping to find a jewelry-quality
piece of one of those colors.
the opinions vary. It seems that a lot of times the color and
rarity depend upon what geographic areas you're talking about.
For instance, the colors of sea glass found on the beaches in Indonesia
will be different from, say, the sea glass found on the beaches in
Puerto Rico or Japan. Take cornflower blue, it could be really
hard to find in one area but easily found in another.
getting back to that
peach/salmon color you're dreaming of,
yes, it would be
quite rare (look at the
rarity chart to see where it fits in); however, being able to say what
it's worth would depend on the buyer, as with all collectibles, as well
as the size,
shape, and a well-worn and well-frosted look.
Go to our chart of rarity of
sea glass colors (based upon my own
collection which is a lot of sea glass collected over the years). Click
here to see the color
and rarity chart. Keep in mind what I said about the color
rarity being different depending on the geographical area.
I would say that if you can't
quite classify the color, you've got a fairly uncommon color.
Again, regardless of the sea glass color
and rarity, it's always a thrill to find
a piece on the beach all by yourself! Who knows, maybe your next time
out, you'll find a piece of rare beach glass/seaglass. Wouldn't
that be cool?
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