Sea Glass Journal, the online resource for sea glass collectors.

Sea Glass of the Month

This is a monthly installment showcasing a sea glass shard that has distinctive qualities that make it a top-notch piece of sea glass.

Shard of the Month - September 2014

SEPTEMBER 2014

Sea Glass Bottle Top

For the month of September we will call upon our knowledge of the history of bottle making to help identify a soft blue sea glass bottle top.

Shard of the Month - August 2014

AUGUST 2014

Torpedo Bottle Bottom Segment

For the month of August we will look into the history of an unusual sea glass shard from a torpedo bottle produced in the middle half of the 19th Century.

We took a few months off from the grind of maintaining this website to enjoy the nice weather and some sea glass collecting.

Shard of the Month - March 2014

MARCH 2014

Piano Insulator Segment

For the month of March we will look at a very unusual sea glass specimen found in a coastal tip in the southeast of England.

Shard of the Month - February 2014

FEBRUARY 2014

Pink Depression Glass Handle Segment

For the month of February we are featuring a salmon pink colored handle segment from a depression era water pitcher.

Shard of the Month - January 2014

JANUARY 2014

Vitrite Sea Glass from Lake Erie

For the first month of 2014 we are going to explore the origins of this unusually dark sea glass specimen, found in a particular area of Lake Erie.

Shard of the Month - December 2013

DECEMBER 2013

Clorox Amber Sea Glass Base Segment

In the spotlight for this month is a bottom section of the ubiquitous Clorox amber brown glass bottle.

Shard of the Month - November 2013

NOVEMBER 2013

A Dark Green Kick-up

This month we look into the source of the half-domed sea glass shards occasionally found along the coastline.

Shard of the Month - October 2013

OCTOBER 2013

An Orange Sea Glass Campfire Melt

For the month of October we've chosen a rare orange colored sea glass melt from the coast of New Brunswick, Canada.

Shard of the Month - September 2013

SEPTEMBER 2013

A Large Sea Glass Stopper

This month's featured sea glass gem is an uncommonly large clear glass stopper found on the northern coast of England.

Shard of the Month - August 2013

AUGUST 2013

A Sea Glass Shooter Marble

The object of this month's sea glass feature is a large, glass shooter marble found along the shores of Puerto Rico.

Shard of the Month - July 2013

JULY 2013

A Goldenrod Yellow Glass Mug Handle

This month's featured find is a sea glass handle from a glass mug. This specimen was found in the location of an old English coastal garbage dump.

Shard of the Month - June 2013

JUNE 2013

A Seafoam Coca Cola Shard

This month's featured sea glass shard is a seafoam colored gem from the bottom side of a Coca Cola bottle found on the beaches of Puerto Rico.

Shard of the Month - May 2013

MAY 2013

A Royal Ruby Red Sea Glass Gem

May's featured sea glass gem is a highly prized bottom of a red sea glass bottle. This particular shard originated from a unique beer bottle produced for Schlitz Brewing Company by the Anchor Hocking Glass Corporation.

Shard of the Month - April 2013

APRIL 2013

A Teal Sea Glass Bottle Bottom

April's sea glass specimen is a teal shard from Puerto Rico. The distinctive color dates this sea glass gem to be between 80 and 150 years old.

Shard of the Month - March 2013

MARCH 2013

An Amber Brown Marmite Sea Glass Bottle

March's sea glass specimen is an intact and well-conditioned, small brown Marmite bottle. While this food product may be unfamiliar to most sea glass collectors around the world, it is well-recognized in the United Kingdom.

Shard of the Month - February 2013

FEBRUARY 2013

A Cobalt Blue Sea Glass Bottle Bottom

February's sea glass specimen is a cobalt blue shard from Northern California which may possibly be a bottom segment from a Vick's VapoRub bottle.

Shard of the Month - January 2013

JANUARY 2013

A Sea Glass Bottle Top from an Old Case Gin

This month's featured sea glass specimen is the remnant of the top of a very old case gin bottle.

Shard of the Month - December 2012

DECEMBER 2012

An Amberina Sea Glass Shard

This is a fine example of amberina sea glass found on the beaches of Puerto Rico. This shard could be as old as the late 1880s and possibly came from discarded tableware.

Shard of the Month - November 2012

NOVEMBER 2012

The Largest Sea Glass Shard Ever Found?

This monster could be the largest sea glass specimen ever found. It came from the Northeast of England where a Victorian glass factory once operated.

Shard of the Month - October 2012

OCTOBER 2012

An Orange Sea Glass Marble

Fall is upon us and so are some prime sea glass collecting opportunities. Who knows, you may have a chance to find an Autumn colored piece of glass like this marble from Washington state.

Shard of the Month - September 2012

SEPTEMBER 2012

A Sun-Colored Amethyst Sea Glass Stopper

Sea glass stoppers of any color are a rarity, even for the avid beach comber. To find a sun-colored amethyst stopper can be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Shard of the Month - July 2012

AUGUST 2012

An Old, Rare and Elusive Black Sea Glass Shard

A thick and black-looking olive-green piece of sea glass indicates it is probably from an old bottle commonly used to transport liquors, olive oils and other consumables.

Shard of the Month - July 2012

JULY 2012

A Patriotic Red, White & Blue Multi

For the month of July this red, white and blue multi-colored sea glass shard has been chosen in recognition of America's independence from England.

Shard of the Month - June 2012

JUNE 2012

An Aqua Blue Sea Glass Lip Segment

A sea glass lip segment from a very large demijohn bottle possibly used to transport wine and other spirits.

Shard of the Month - May 2012

MAY 2012

Kelly Green Soda Bottle Bottom

This green lime-wedged sea glass shard probably came from the bottom of a soda bottle.

Shard of the Month - April 2012

APRIL 2012

Vaseline Glass Drawer Pull

This sea glass specimen was once possibly a vaseline glass decorative drawer pull knob from the Depression-era.

Shard of the Month - March 2012

MARCH 2012

A Multi-Colored Sea Glass Egg

This well-rounded, tri-colored piece of sea glass that started out as refuse glass thrown away by an art glass studio.

Shard of the Month - February 2012

FEBRUARY 2012

A Large Sea Glass Boulder

This sea glass behemoth originates from the northeast of England where now-defunct glass factories once operated.

Sea Glass Shard of the Month - January 2012

JANUARY 2012

A Sea Glass Insulator Shard

Besides being very thick and chunky this piece of sea glass has the telltale threads that clearly indicate its origins before becoming a prized piece of sea glass.

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