Amber Sea Glass Jewelry is perfect for anyone looking for a rich golden glow and radiance. The color can be found in a variety of shades from light to dark and it may change depending on the type of light it catches.
The light golden tones of Amber Sea Glass can be reminiscent of a root beer, whereas the darker shades are more like modern brown beer bottles. The amber colored glass is a bit more rare than the brown sea glass because most of it comes from old bottles that were used for alcohol, medicine and bleach.
Blue Sea Glass is also a relatively rare color, especially when compared to orange or purple sea glass. It is often referred to as Cornflower Blue but can be found in various hues including cobalt blue which was made by adding cobalt oxide to the glass batch.
This type of sea glass is usually hard as a rock and does not appear frosty. It is found in the most diverse locations and is a very rare color that will appeal to both collectors and jewelers alike.
Pink Sea Glass is another highly prized color for both collectors and jewelers alike, but it isn’t as common as purple or yellow sea glass. Most of the pink sea glass that we find is sun colored and was produced from clear glass bottles with manganese added in the 1880s – 1910s, which then reacted with the ultraviolet rays of the sun to turn the glass into a light pink hue.
Traditionally a pink hue was a popular choice for Depression era tableware, but most of the pieces we see today are actually “sun colored” pink. This is due to the fact that the majority of this glass was derived from clear glass bottles manufactured from @1880 to 1915 with manganese purchased from Germany which was no longer available after World War I.
There were a few pieces of amber colored glass that were not derived from clear bottles but these are largely rarer than other types of amber sea glass. This amber sea glass is typically a deeper color than honey amber and can have a very faint reddish cast to it.
The most widely used amber sea glass was produced in pressed glass and was also available as Depression Glass. It was also used in glass bottles for wine and whiskey.
Opaque White is an ancient glass that originated in Italy and was primarily manufactured for tableware but it was also used for wide mouthed jars to package magical face and hand creams in the 1950s and 60s (Ponds, Paquin, Jergens, etc.).
It was also popular as a decorative color in vases and pressed glass candy dishes during the late 1800s & early 1900s.
Teal is a rarer green that was manufactured the world over for ink, mineral water and other similar products in the 1870s and 1900s. There were also a few examples of Depression glass that was manufactured in this color but it is not as widespread as the other uncommon greens such as sea foam and soft green. Amber Sea