Sea Glass Jewelry
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Is your sea glass jewelry losing its splendor? Luckily, jewelry made with sea glass is relatively low-maintenance. There are many methods that you can use to keep your sea glass jewelry looking as beautiful as the first day you purchased it. Using these basic tips, you can restore your jewelry back to peak condition.
Some metals, such as silver, can tarnish over time. There are a number of ways to restore the look of the metals on your sea glass jewelry if they get tarnished. However, most find that keeping their metals gleaming is best done by keeping cleaning methods simple. Chemicals and solvents aren't recommended as some of these could potentially remove any coatings that may be on the metals of your sea glass jewelry. We find that using soap and water with a soft brush will return the shine to your metals just as well as a chemical product.
Now that the metal has that glow back, we need to prevent tarnish in the future. Again, a simple household product can keep your sea glass jewelry tarnish-free. Rubbing a bit of furniture polish in with a lint-free cloth can help you avoid the natural process that creates tarnish on metals.
While sea glass doesn't require much in terms of maintenance, your sea glass jewelry will look better with a small amount of care. The soft appearance of the sea glass will fade as body oils and dirt slowly creep into the pores of the sea glass. The easiest solution to return that soft, frosty look to your sea glass is to use a bit of rubbing alcohol with a lint-free cloth. Gently dab or wipe the cloth with a small amount of alcohol across the surface and you'll be surprised how much the look of your sea glass will change with so little effort.
One note about sea glass care: Avoid sonic cleaning of any sort. Doing sonic cleaning on your sea glass jewelry could damage it. The sea glass could crack as a result of the vibrations generated by sonic cleaning.
Another method used to get the best look out of your sea glass is to use a bit of baby oil or mineral oil with a lint-free cloth. These oils will give the sea glass the appearance of being wet. This effect is most noticeable in the darker color ranges, such as deep blues and purples. If you want to be even more unique, you could experiment with aromatherapy oils. Using these oils incorporates another sense when you are showing others your sea glass jewelry.
Following these simple tips will help you keep your jewelry made with sea glass looking brand new. The beauty of these low-cost household items is that you may already have them in your house and will not need to purchase any additional cleaning or maintenance products. A bit of care will go a long way with quality sea glass jewelry, so take the time to make yours shine.
- Hadas Jewelry
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Sea glass Information
We regularly receive a number of questions at Roman Glass Jewelry about our products. Based on the volume of questions regarding sea glass jewelry, it seems that people want to know more about this category of jewelry. Some of our most frequently asked questions are below:
What is sea glass?
Sea glass comes from man-made glass that has been exposed to specific conditions over a period of time. The sea provides those conditions of water, sand, and motion that slowly turn the man-made glass into sea glass. The sand will move against the glass, wearing it down to a smooth finish and removing all of the sharp edges. The result is a unique appearance that can range through a wide variety of shapes and colors.
Where is sea glass found?
Sea glass can be found on beaches across the world. Broken man-made glass finds its way into bodies of water through many different means. Once man-made glass finds its way into the water, it will eventually find its way to a beach and become sea glass. This process occurs both in salt water and fresh water, so sea glass could also be found at a beach at a fresh water lake.
What kind of shapes and colors can I expect to see in sea glass jewelry?
Each piece of sea glass is one of a kind. The man-made glass that sea glass comes from will not break in exactly the same manner twice, so the source pieces of glass will never be the same. Additionally, when the sea's water, sand, and motion smooth the glass into sea glass, it will never wear two pieces of glass in exactly the same way. Sea glass jewelry offers a truly singular appearance on shape alone.
In terms of color, there are a wide variety of colors to choose from. If you consider all of the different colors of glass bottles and other glass objects you have seen in your life, then you will see how wide the color range can be.
How does sea glass jewelry look and feel?
Sea glass has a frosted appearance that is prominent both in low and high level light conditions. Bright light will travel into the sea glass and accentuate the color of the piece. Over time, as oils and dirt make their way into the porous surface of the sea glass, the color and frosted appearance will fade until the sea glass jewelry is properly cleaned.
Sea glass can be mounted in a variety of metals, but silver tends to be the most common. Silver compliments the look of sea glass and works will with the most common colors found in sea glass. Additionally, silver tends to be less expensive than other types of metal, so there are some cost savings that can be had if one chooses to go with silver mounts.
What kinds of jewelry is sea glass used in?
Sea glass jewelry comes in many different styles to suit your personal tastes. Smaller pieces of sea glass are typically used in rings and earrings. Larger pieces of sea glass are usually used in necklaces and other large pieces, but can also are displayed as standalone art pieces. Large pieces of sea glass are rarer than their smaller counterparts, so the majority of sea glass jewelry items tend to be smaller pieces like rings and earrings.
At Roman Glass Jewelry, we have a wide selection of sea glass for you to consider. Please browse our broad range of rings, necklaces, earrings, and other sea glass jewelry to find your perfect piece that matches your unique personality.
- Hadas Gold