What is sea glass? (...continued)

...jade, amber, golden amber, lime green, forest green, and ice-blue or soft blue. These colors are found about once for every 25 to 100 pieces of sea glass found.

Uncommon colors of sea glass include green, which comes primarily from early to mid-1900s Coca-Cola, Dr Pepper, and RC Cola bottles, as well as beer bottles. Soft green colors could come from bottles that were used for ink, fruit, and baking soda. These colors are found once in every 50 to 100 pieces.

Rare and extremely rare colors include gray, pink, teal, yellow (often from 1930s Vaseline containers), turquoise, red, and orange (the least common type of sea glass, found once in about 10,000 pieces). Some shards of black glass are quite old, originating from thick eighteenth-century gin, beer and wine bottles.

Authentic sea and beach glass is becoming harder to find for a variety of reasons: there are more people searching for it; glass items have been replaced by plastics; and littering is discouraged.

Here at from the beach, we use only genuine sea glass from the oceans.