Sea glass is fragments and shards of glass from broken bottles, that have made their way into the ocean from coastal dumpsites, shipwreck and shoreline restaurants. Glass is rolled and tumbled by waves and current for many years. Ultimately, sharp edges are smoothed and sheen is worn into a frosted appearance. This frosted look is what sea glass collectors come to know as cured or the curing process. Glass is considered “jewelry” grade based on its frost (cured), color rarity, size and shape.
Jewelry Grade Jewelry grade glass is cured/frosted has no chips and is generally even in thickness. It is smooth on all sides and surfaces. Shape and size determine its monetary value and usability within the design trade. Pairs of sea glass that are approximately the same shape are extremely valuable in the[…]
My collection of sea glass was found on Palm Beach Island on the East Coast of Florida. Hours of walking and searching in washed up sea rubble at low tide after it has been pushed ashore. I discovered excellent places to find glass are among rocks where it gets trapped during the[…]