Marble Pendant

  • £40.00


Wow, just wow! This spinning (!) sea glass codd marble necklace is truly outstanding.

SIZE
Marble approx 13mm dia in sterling silver setting and on 18" sterling silver chain
(Please note: if you choose a longer or shorter length at check out your chain will be silver plated!)

Coordinating item: Sea glass marble earrings

A small 13mm Codd marble sits in the setting and spins half way around. Codd marbles were used up until the beginning of the last century in the UK to keep carbonated drinks safe for travel. Once opened the marbles sat in the thick glass bottles and more often than not little boys made them their own and took the marbles to play with... every now and again a marble found its way into the rough Seas off the British coast and were lost for almost 100 years... until they were found and made into lovely jewellery with a history!

Sea glass marble found on the rough coasts of England/ Seaham. The marble is top and bottom drilled, just enough to keep them secure, but not all the way through.

All pictures taken inside without flash.

CODD MARBLES: The Codd-neck bottle was designed and manufactured to enclose a marble and a rubber washer/gasket in the neck. The bottles are filled upside down, and pressure of the gas in the bottle forced the marble against the washer, sealing in the carbonation. The bottle was pinched into a special shape, as can be seen in the photo to the right, to provide a chamber into which the marble was pushed to open the bottle. This prevented the marble from blocking the neck as the drink was poured. Codd bottles were used until the 1920s in Scotland/UK.

All pictures taken inside without flash.