Lavender Opalescent Sea Foam Alexandrite Bead Necklace - Sea Glass Sterling Silver
Lavender, sea foam and opalescent sea glass pendants paired with Neodymium/ Alexandrite glass drop beads that change colour in different light! Very rare beach treasures captured in sterling silver on 22" sterling silver rolo chain with leaf design settings.
SIZE: Sea glass is approx 1.8cm length, on an 22" sterling silver chain
Neodymium? Colour changing glass also called Alexandrite was first discovered in 1885. The production process was perfected in the 1920's in England and Germany and became really popular. Neodymium glass looks purple in daylight and changes to a blue grey under fluorescent light. Derived from the Greek words 'neos' (new) and 'didymos' (twin).
The opalescent and sea foam sea glass are from Seaham/England
Seaham sea glass
Seaham is on the East Coast of England, near Durham and Newcastle. During the Victorian times until 1890s fabulous art glass artisan manufacturing took place in Seaham. At the end of each day small amounts of coloured glass was melted together and given to the Sea... nowadays these end of day pieces of sea glass get washed ashore. Some pieces have shades of the same colour, others are rainbow coloured.
Opalescent sea glass has s subtle blue shimmer with a yellow hint - the colour of the sea glass changes with the light! It is best visible when wet or ever so slightly oiled with unscented baby oil. The sea glass is sheer and will let light through, which makes the earrings glow.All pictures taken inside without flash.