Purple Sea Glass Heart

by Rita
(PEI, Canada)

Purple Sea Glass Heart

Purple Sea Glass Heart

Found this beautiful purple sea glass heart on a beach near Souris, Prince Edward Island Canada today....Any comments on it's rarity? Or just general comments.

Thanks Rita

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Feb 16, 2015
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by: David

Have you ever found purple sea glass? What makes white sea glass turn a lavender color? See exciting photos and information about purple sea glass!

Jan 14, 2011
Manganese purple
by: Liam

It is probably manganese purple.

It dates from 1860s to 1915 when it was used in clear glass. Then the sun makes it purple.

Oct 04, 2010
love the hearts
by: Anonymous

awesome find

Jul 10, 2010
Souris Beach Sea Glass
by: Tricia

I live close to this beach and find sea glass there all the time. It is the best sea glass beach I ever found for unique finds!

Jun 25, 2010
Purple Heart
by: Rita

The piece I found looked like a black piece of glass. I didn't realize it was purple until i held it up to the sun.

Jun 24, 2010
by: Pam

That is a beauty! Is is black when not held up to the sun?

Black sea glass is rare according to Pure Sea Glass by Richard LaMotte.

It is old and found maybe once in every 2,500 pieces found.

I saw a piece of black glass in Hawaii. A collector found and it was purple when held up to the sun.

If it is purple when not held up to the sun, the book says that it is found one for every 200 to 300 found.

What a great find!

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