How often do we pass up the simple, plain in life for something more colorful? Black sea glass reminds us that there is beauty in the plain and simple if we look close enough.
Black glass was created for strength and protection from the sun during long sea voyages. These heavy-duty bottles, mostly made before the 1880s, protected medicines, chemicals, beers, wines, and other light-sensitive liquids from spoiling in transport. Now, over a hundred years later, remnants of these bottles lie polished and hidden in plain sight, awaiting the most beach glass hunters.
Most beachgoers will overlook black sea glass because it can look like rocks amongst its more colorful companions. The trick is to hold it up to the sunlight. If it is sea glass, the light will shine through and reveal its true color--perhaps olive, amber, purple or blue. These rare pieces vary in darkness--some become transparent in the sun, while others just barely let the light seep through. Either way, if you happen to find and recognize black sea glass, you have found a treasure indeed.
With our black sea glass jewelry, you can harness the strength and protection of this rare beach glass with a dainty gold necklace or a pair of statement earrings that are anything but plain. Shop rare black sea glass jewelry now!