Seaham Sea Glass earrings of Opalescent drops suspended from Sterling Silver hooks - E2242- from Shippersea Bay near Seaham, UK

Seaham Sea Glass earrings of Opalescent drops suspended from Sterling Silver hooks - E2242- from Shippersea Bay near Seaham, UK

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Delightful Opalescent drops of genuine Shippersea sea glass, drilled to take sterling silver hooks.

Opalescent glass is related to milk glass, but includes fine particles with refractive index significantly different from the glass matrix. This causes scattering of light and leads to the appearance of the glass changing from a blue hue when seen from the side to a golden colour when looking through the piece at the light source. The particles that cause this range from ash, tin dioxide, arsenic or antimony compounds.

Opalescent Earrings - From Shippersea Bay - E2242

If you're new to Seaham Sea Glass or planning a visit, then why not add a copy of my new pocket guide to your basket. Full of sea glass photos, information and history, it's a great reference work.

HISTORY OF SEAHAM SEAGLASS

The Candlish glass and bottle works at Seaham, England was the source of most of the glass discovered on the beaches below the factory site. Discarded, broken or below standard glass, at the end of each day, was hurled from the cliffs and then tumbled, eroded and polished by the sea over many years. In it's day, the six bottle and glass houses formed the largest glass production facility in Europe and exported across the world. Everything from decorative glass items to the humble beer bottle was made at these glasshouses, and the volume of production meant that the volume of waste was also high, leading to Seaham and the adjoining beaches becoming a rich source of sea glass, even today, almost a hundred years since the factory was forced to close due to shortages of raw materials.

More information on John Candlish can be found on his Wiki page, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Candlish , and the glassworks can be seen in this amazing archive, http://www.east-durham.co.uk/seaham/bottleworks/

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Many thanks to Paula for these gorgeous earrings which are a perfect match to the pendant I purchased earlier. Even better, I now get to find out what happened to Pearl's daughters :)

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