White Opalescent Lavender Abalone Bead Necklace - Sea Glass Sterling Silver
Opalescent, lavender and white Seaham sea glass pendants paired with Abalone drop beads. Very rare beach treasures captured in sterling silver on 18" sterling silver rolo chain with minimalist design settings. The Abalone beads have a layer of shell on either side and have a solid core.
Set with leaf design sterling silver bails. The lavender piece of sea glass has a heart shape ( when you wear it, you will see it when you look down!)
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 1.8-3.2cm length, on an 18" sterling silver chain
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.