What is Seaglass?

Sometimes called Beach Glass or Mermaid Tears, there is only one true type of "Genuine Seaglass" and it is produced naturally by the water's current.  Shards of glass from broken bottles and other glass items are rolled and tumbled on the sea floor or a large lake until all of their edges are rounded off and the glass has been worn to a frosted appearance.

This natural process takes many years.  Some pieces have spent hundreds of years tumbling along the bottom of the sea before finding their way to the shore.  Seaglass has become extremely rare with more focus on recycling and the production of plastic containers.

Jewelry made with Genuine Seaglass is perhaps one of the most beautiful forms of up-cycling.

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