Sea Glass Blog

The Elusive Red Sea Glass

Without sounding pretentious, this is the first year in thirteen that I have not spend the entire summer in Greece. We own a home here so we try and spend as much time as possible.

I will have in total, six coveted weeks in this beautiful country. Arriving in the fall is the  most lovely time of year here as far as I am concerned. The days are warm, nights are cool, the sky is a deep blue, the sea is warm and best of all the islands are empty.

A perfect time to collect sea glass.

So because I am biting at the bit to start collecting, we head out right away to one of our favorite islands, Paros. This is one of the only islands in Greece that you can drive around in a full circle without having a massive mountain in your way. With over twenty five beaches and plenty of coves this makes for a perfect collecting island.

One of the many beaches of Paros Island , Greece

One of the many beaches of Paros Island , Greece

Another gorgeous beach on the island of Paros, Greece

Another gorgeous beach on the island of Paros, Greece

After about an hour of collecting it must have been my lucky day. much to my delight I pulled this gorgeous piece of rare and perfect red sea glass out from under a stone lying on the beach.

A perfect piece of ruby red sea glass that I found last week in Paros Island, Greece

A perfect piece of ruby red sea glass that I found last week in Paros Island, Greece

Some days you just get lucky. If I had to guess, I would say that for every 10,000 pieces of sea glass we find one is red. That is just how rare red sea glass is.

We had my sister-in-law with us this week and I had to laugh cause it was her first time here collecting with us, and although she loves the beach she is not an avid sea glass collector. But she got the bug, and we had to drag her off the beaches a few times as she told me

"But I am just looking for that perfect piece".

My response

"Join the club I know the feeling".

See you next week,

Christeena