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Gower Seaglass Necklace

£12.00

Stunning green seaglass necklace with a shell charm. The 18″ chain is a snake style design with a lobster claw fastening and is silver plated (so don’t get it wet!)

Seaglass is glass that comes from old bottles, tableware and the like that has been in the sea. The constant action of tides twice a day mean the glass is “churned” until it becomes smooth. This takes at least 20 to 40 years but can take up to 100 years! This seaglass is found on Gower and South Wales beaches. The tidal range in the Bristol Channel is the second largest in the world so this provides perfect conditions for the action of the sea, stones and sand for seaglass to acquire its charismatic character and shape. 

The glass originates mainly from bottles discarded from shipwrecks. These bottles contained beer, medicines, soft drinks, wine, gin and whiskey etc. Dangerous liquids including poisons were in cobalt blue bottles with many having serrated sides as a warning to the blind, these are rare to find.

 

 

 

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