Rare red sea glass ( 3/4" L x 5/8" W ) from the Caribbean and vintage glass beads ( 2mm, 3mm and 6mm ) suspend from beautifully handmade sterling silver ear wires. Red sea glass is a rare and highly coveted sea glass color. Many consider finding just one piece to be a once in a lifetime find. We found this sea glass while wandering the beaches of Rincon, Puerto Rico and it was worn smooth only by the warm tropical waters of the Caribbean. Red sea glass I hand-formed and forged the ear wires by hand with sterling silver wire. These beautifully handmade ear wires have an ancient and classical beauty. The earrings are just over 2" L from the bottom of the ear wires. Authentic sea glass.
You will receive the earrings pictured here.
Why Are These Earrings So Inexpensive?
I have been making sea glass jewelry full time for over 30 years and am experiencing a calling to explore other art forms. I am phasing out sea glass jewelry and am offering it to you for ultra low prices. I am happy to let my sea glass jewelry go for very low prices while endeavoring this transformation.
About The Sea Glass
Rare Sea Glass
Red sea glass is rare and many collectors consider finding just one piece of red sea glass to be a once in a lifetime find! Possible sources for red sea glass are old Anchor Hocking Royal Ruby glassware, old Anchor Hocking Royal Ruby Schlitz and Coors beer bottles. The Anchor Hocking Glass Corporation produced a line of red glassware called Royal Ruby from 1938 to 1967 and then again briefly in the 1970s. In the 1950s Schlitz beer asked Anchor Hocking to create a red beer bottle for them and Schlitz Beer was bottled in Anchor Hocking Royal Ruby for a short run throughout the 1950s. Avon is another possible source for red sea glass. Many vintage Avon products were bottled in red glass. Avon has also produced red glass dinnerware and decorative household items.
About The Beads
The beads are old glass beads and date back the early 1900s to the 1950s. They range in size from 2mm to 6mm. The smallest beads are turquoise blue with colorful stripes and were made in Venice, Italy for trade in Africa where beads were used as currency for thousands of years. The orange beads and the larger blue beads were made in Bohemia also for trade in Africa. For thousands of years beads and natural found objects such as seashells have been used for currency all over the world. Although these beads are fairly young as trade beads go they show signs of wear, just like our modern day currency, from years of being handled. Just like our paper money and coins there is no telling how many hands they have passed through. Old trade beads are highly collectible just like sea glass! I acquire my old trade beads from some of the worlds leading bead researchers.