Aqua Glass Necklacee

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Found in a desert of central Nevada this piece of glass was found near an old mining camp. It’s been tumbled And drilled by me and features a sweet little sterling silver bail on an 18 inch chain.

Aqua glass is a "natural" result of the iron impurities found in most sands. It is very rare (maybe unknown) that sand does not contain some traces of iron. Sand deposits with very low iron content were - and probably still are - a highly valued commodity. Although good quality sand was plentiful in the Eastern United States, some was still being imported from Belgium for Western American glass factories as late as the 1940s. Aqua glass is the result of sand which is relatively low in the amount of iron which was not off-set by de-colorizing agents as noted in the colorless glass. Aqua glass was stopped being produced in the 1920’s. This is a One of a kind look

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