About Sea Glass
Rare Sea Glass Colours and Types
When you first start hunting for sea glass and in my case with no prior knowledge, you can be forgiven for just thinking a red, pink or blue is pretty and you would be absolutely correct...they are, but it’s worth knowing how rare they are too, because this will also give you an indication of their worth and history. For example, grey glass comes from the 1900s to the 1920s and the darker the grey, the earlier the piece.
Please note that the explanations on the rarity of colours and shapes are based on my own findings from the 1000s of pieces I have collected since April 2020, but are generally what in alignment with the information available in books and on the internet,
It’s worth noting that rarity can also be due to the geographical area. For example, more colourful glass finds tend to be found around tropical islands like Aruba and Puerto Rico where colourful glassware is common.
Here is my order of rarity both in colour, shapes and types:-
The rarity of colour, shape, size and sometimes location will determine the price of the glass within the chosen medium. Personally, the rarer glass will almost always be wrapped in sterling or fine silver. However, there are exceptions as I want to make sea glass available to all budgets where possible