Reflecting the Colors of Sea and Sky…
Whether the soft aqua glow of the sea in the sunshine, the blazing brightness of the tropical turquoise shoreline, or the dusk hue of a storm-tossed teal sea, this sea glass family brings the calm and cleansing of one of nature’s most powerful colors. Revered throughout time for its ability to soothe and heal, aqua colors symbolize security and serenity.
Blending cobalt, iron, chromium, and copper in just the right proportions at just the right time produces shades of vibrant aqua, turquoise, and teal. Vastly popular from the mid-1800s through the 1930s, aqua was the color of choice for fruit jars, canning jars – like the famous Ball Perfect Mason jar, and beer, soda, mineral water, and medicine bottles. Aqua was also the most common color used for the glass insulators that adorned every telephone pole throughout North America.
Turquoise became the sweetheart of decorative glass producers used for pressed glass items or patterned Caribbean windows. That oh-so-elusive teal shade was much harder to produce, and used sparingly prior to the 1950s—making it a far rarer seashore find!
Your aqua, turquoise, or teal Real Sea Glass jewelry is a unique glimpse into human history. Read on to learn more about Aqua, Turquoise, and Teal Sea Glass.