Grey White Lavender Alexandrite Bead Necklace - Sea Glass Sterling Silver
White, lavender and grey Seaham/Scottish 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 18" sterling silver rolo chain with minimalist design settings.
Lavender sea glass was once white but over a century in the Sea the added Manganese in the glass has reacted with the sun light, tinting it lavender.
SIZE: Sea glass is approx 1.6-2.2cm length, on an 18" 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).
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.