Sea Glass Colors
Sea Glass Colors, Beach Glass Colors,
Rare Seaglass Colors
What Are Real
Colors? What makes the different colors?
sea glass colors reflect all the spectrum of glass colors and
...from clear to black
that have been produced over the centuries.
are some sea glass colors common and some rare?
Some sea or beach glass colors are common and easily
found, while other colors are extremely rare. Why? Read on to find out!
A brief look at the history of sea glass explains this. Glass was
first made possibly as early as 1730 BC in Asia.
Glass is made from silica (historically in the form of sand) and
alkali or soda ash (sodium carbonate), which can be extracted from the
ashes of many plants. These two ingredients were melted together to
form early glass.
This process, which makes soda-lime glass, is still the basic
process used in making glass today.
was colored glass first used?
Until the 12th century, colored or stained glass was not widely used.
To make colored glass, first a small or large amount of a
natural coloring agent (such as metallic or other impurities) was
finely ground and then melted with the glass. Many of these coloring
agents still exist today.
makes the different colors?
Clear (white), as we know, is made with soda-lime. To produce
colors the following minerals alone or combined with other minerals
produce the following colors glass:
|Bluish-green (beer and
|Amber, yellow, and near
|Amethyst and purple
|Red and pink
|Dark red (opaque)
||Pure metallic copper
|Blue, violet, purple,
|Ruby and cranberry
green, and red
|Orange-red to yellow
As you can see, some of the beautiful colors involve not only
much more costly ingredients, but the process involved also may cost
significantly more to produce deep vibrant colors and so has generally
only been used for limited production.
Naturally, these are the most vibrant sea glass colors and also
the most sought after by collectors for their sea glass collections and
sea glass jewelry.
A description of different colors found in sea glass and their
importance to collectors.
Glass Color Chart - What really is the color of your seaglass?
Over 100 named colors to help you accurately describe your sea glass
and identify rare or valuable sea glass.
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