Many people ask me how much is their sea glass worth and sometimes asking me if I would like to buy their sea glass but the truth is, it’s not worth as much today as it was say around 10 years ago.
Maybe in the future if will gain more value as it becomes harder and rarer to find as we don’t tend to throw as much glass away now but recycle it instead.
The market has become flooded as so many people have taken up the very addictive hobby of sea glass hunting and so now you will easily be able to purchase sea glass on Ebay and Etsy for just a few dollars and even here on our website where we have a selection of sea glass for sale. The cost will vary depending on the amount, color and quality and sometimes shape.
White is the most common followed by shades of brown and green. Aqua is a very popular color and will sell well if the quality and size are good. Blues and then reds are quite rare red being the rarest out of the two. You may be able to get a decent price for a decent sized good quality red but it won’t make you rich.
Oranges and purples are extremely rare and I have only ever found two pieces of orange and never yet found a purple but have found a few pale lavenders.
It is said that black is probably one of the rarest yet I have been lucky to have found a few in my time.
If you are looking to sell, try and find pieces similar to your own on Etsy or Ebay to give you an idea of price but then again you also need to ask yourself. How long have these pieces been for sale for and indeed will they ever sell. If the price is to high then it obviously won’t.
To add more value to sea glass it is better to actually make something with it and keep it as a keep sake that is why we and also many others now that have followed actually make sea glass jewelry and crafts.
So if you are actually looking to purchase sea glass then it will depend on the reasons why. For example if you want to make jewelry you will need top quality pieces and if you don’t want to drill then then you can also purchase pre drilled pieces of sea glass here on our website too. Failing that you can also learn how to drill sea glass.
However if you are looking to make mosaics or pictures then the quality may not need to be so high to the actual cost should be much lower for you.
Buyer beware. There are a lot of what is called tumbled or manufactured sea glass and acrylic sea glass now on the market which is a lot cheaper and comes in all kinds of pretty colors including ready drilled pendants. This is NOT genuine sea glass. Its fine if you don’t want to boast that the sea glass you purchase is not a beach found treasure but do beware of what you are actually purchasing.