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What are your favorite apps for beachcombing?

What are your favorite apps for beachcombing?

How do you use your phone when you’re beachcombing? You use it to take photos, listen to music, and keep in touch with your beach buddies. But how do you use your phone when you’re beachcombing? We’re looking to compile a list of all the […]

Neodymium Glass

Neodymium Glass

by Kirsti Scott If you’ve ever picked up a piece of sea glass that was a beautiful purple color in the sun but seemed to have changed into a soft blue by the time you got home, you may have found a piece of neodymium […]

Beachcombing Bucket List

Beachcombing Bucket List

What are three things on your beachcombing “want” list? What are the top three things you’d love to find on the beach? Maybe it’s something you have never found, or maybe it’s something you love to collect. Let us know by answering our quick poll […]

Best shelling beach

Best shelling beach

What’s the best beach for finding seashells? We are on the hunt for the best sea shell beach in the world, and are asking our readers to vote for their favorite. Help us to discover the beach with the best seashells to be found! Please […]

Color: Honey Amber

Color: Honey Amber

Amber, as a gemstone, is basically fossilized tree sap, or resin, and provides the origin of the color name. Amber as a color refers to an orangish brown color, located on the color wheel between gold and orange. In glassmaking, amber refers usually to the […]

Love Floats

Love Floats

By Clint Buffington I am obsessed with finding messages in bottles because they open windows into the lives of people I never could have met any other way. For me, this has always been a matter of friendship, never romance (alas!), with the exception that […]

Mudlarking:  The Mystery of the  Thames Garnets

Mudlarking: The Mystery of the Thames Garnets

by Jason Sandy Why are semi-precious gemstones laying on the bottom of the River Thames in London? Has a jewellery heist gone terribly wrong? No one knows, but each year mudlarks find hundreds of red garnets in several locations along the exposed riverbed at low […]

Destination: Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

Destination: Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

If you are a seaglass enthusiast with a love of tropical island getaway vacations, say no more. Puerto Rico is the destination for you! An island 35 miles north to south by 100 miles wide, Puerto Rico holds a diverse and adventurous landscape, stunning beaches, […]

Fascinating Cantonware

Fascinating Cantonware

by Dr. Lori Verderame A History of Far East Traders, Shipwreck Treasures, and  President Washington’s Mount Vernon Ships on the high seas. Traders from ancient lands. Hand-made, kiln-fired china. Phrases call to mind the highly collectible ceramics called Cantonware, a cobalt blue and grey-white paste […]