Sea Glass Gems of the Month
Showcasing sea glass finds that have distinctive qualities and history that make them top-notch gems.
This month we'll be taking a look at safety glass which produces a unique and very recognizable type of sea glass.
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.
In the spotlight for this month is a bottom section of the ubiquitous Clorox amber brown glass bottle.
This month we look into the source of the half-domed sea glass shards occasionally found along the coastline.
For the month of October we've chosen a rare orange colored sea glass melt from the coast of New Brunswick, Canada.
This month's featured sea glass gem is an uncommonly large clear glass stopper found on the northern coast of England.
A sea glass lip segment from a very large demijohn bottle possibly used to transport wine and other spirits.
July's featured gem is a multi-colored sea glass specimen whose origins are possibly from a type of Czech glassware or tableware from the 1930s.
June's featured gem is a particular type of pressed glass used for a specialized type of windowpane.
April showers bring May flowers and the featured sea glass for May a soft yellow segment from an old pattern glassware.
April'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.
This green lime-wedged sea glass shard probably came from the bottom of a soda bottle.
February'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.
This month's featured sea glass specimen is the remnant of the top of a very old case gin bottle.
The object of this month's sea glass feature is a large, glass shooter marble found along the shores of Puerto Rico.
The month of November features an old teal-colored Rumford Chemical Works bottle shard found on the shores of Rhode Island.
For the month of October we look at an exotic mushroom-shaped sea glass remnant found in the Santa Cruz, California area.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This sea glass specimen was once possibly a vaseline glass decorative drawer pull knob from the Depression-era.
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.
For the month of February we are featuring a salmon pink colored handle segment from a depression era water pitcher.
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.
This 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.
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.
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.
This sea glass behemoth originates from the northeast of England where now-defunct glass factories once operated.
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.
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.
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.
This well-rounded, tri-colored piece of sea glass that started out as refuse glass thrown away by an art glass studio.
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.