Outstanding red Seaham ( one piece is amberina goind from orange to red!) and Neodymium purple Spanish sea glass captured in sterling silver! Spanish colour changing sea glass in purple to grey on heart design settings with sterling silver beads. Amazing little gems - a treasure from the Sea.
Perfect gift for that special person in your life!
Sea glass is approx 5mm diameter, top drilled and then fitted onto sterling silver ear settings. Overall length is approx. 3cm
Romantic heart earrings with sea glass that changes colour depending upon the light, combined with red.
Please note that one piece of Neodmium has a shiny edge.
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 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.
Last picture taken under fluorescent light to show colour change.