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From Ancient Mesopotamia to the 21St Century The Origins of Sea Glass

Sea glass jewelry

While people have been collecting sea glass from the world’s beaches for thousands of years, it has recently become even more popular. The North American Sea Glass Association was formally established in 2007, and this organization currently has about 90 members.

The Origins of Glass

It is believed that people first began making glass in Mesopotamia prior to 2000 B.C. Most of the sea glass that has been found, however, comes from the 19th and 20th centuries. It usually takes 5 to 50 years for the sharp edges and corners of glass to become smooth. Over time, these pieces of glass are drenched in salt water and tossed by waves against the sand.

Sea Glass Color Varieties

Sea glass can be found in a variety of colors, and some are more rare than others. Since pieces of sea glass com

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