Collecting and Buying Real Sea Glass

sea glassCollecting your own sea glass assures you it’s real, but buying on line may give you pause. Is that necklace (with the hefty price tag) made of the real thing?

I may have come across sea glass during my treks to the ocean, but I never paid much attention to it. The kids and I collected seashells only.  Jelly fish and horseshoe crabs that had washed up on the beach were interesting, but I don’t recall finding any pretty, worn glass.   But there are collectors of sea glass, and they know what to look for.  Just like seashells, certain ones (colors) are rare, and therefore demand a higher price. Continue reading “Collecting and Buying Real Sea Glass”

Sea Glass Jewelry as Christmas Gifts

Green and white sea glass.If someone on your Christmas list loves the ocean, I’m here to help you cross that name off the list!

Genuine sea glass jewelry made from glass found on the beaches of Maine will delight your wife or sweetheart or daughter this Christmas. Anyone who loves the beach (and who doesn’t?)  would be thrilled to have a beautiful, unique gift of real sea glass to wear.

The designers at “Tears of the Sea” mix their colorful glass with unusual beads, freshwater pearls and sterling silver to make stunning, unique designs.  And they are all one of a kind, since no two pieces of glass are the same. Visit the site for a look at their collection of pretty bracelets, necklaces and pendants made from genuine, natural sea glass. They also make sea stone jewelry, which is also very nice.  (I’ve never purchased from this place, just going by what I read and see online.)

Or, if you are a crafty person, make your own sea glass jewelry (video).

Some jewelry I’ve seen online is sold as “sea glass” but it has been hand crafted by tumbling glass and not using the real thing. Real sea glass comes directly from the ocean, and big lakes, already worn and etched by many years of rolling in the sand and surf.

One difference will be the price. Shops that use the real thing have limited supplies and charge higher amounts. But there are differences to look for in the glass too, and color can cause the prices to fluctuate.