We were recently honored to have the Coca Cola bottling company reach out to us for sea glass id help. They were wanting to feature our sea glass photos as they were celebrating the 100th anniversary of the famous Coca Cola bottle, which prompted this article. Seafoam green sea glass; it often originates from vintage soda bottles. Many pieces can date back to the late 1800's. That is when the Coca-Cola bottling company began manufacturing their famous, distinguishable light green bottle.
Sea glass collectors have named this color seafoam green for many years. It is frosty, seafoamy and often beautifully reminds us of the hues of the oceans. We've also heard it named celery green, mint green and other yummy flavors. We have traveled to the ends of the earth and extensively along the shores of the Pacific Ocean in particular. It is along those shores that we have discovered many of the soft green hued bottle pieces that have been tumbled smooth in the elements for decades.
Back to the history. By the early 1900's America saw a surge in mass bottle production. And Coca Cola was one of the front runners using the soft greenish bottle color. By 1909 over 400 bottling plants were functioning.
By 1916, the famous contour bottle or "hobble skirt" bottle was being manufactured. This bottle was also nick named a "Mae West" bottle because of its shapely figure. And by the 1920's six packs were being marketed. The beautiful, voluptuous and fairly thick Coke glass bottle became well recognized.
This is where historic sea glass comes in. To the sea glass collector, a thick, well frosted sea glass nugget in seafoam green is a treasure. The pieces are becoming more and more difficult to find. Why? Because it's been decades since humans have tossed refuse into shoreline landfills. The historic Coke bottle and it's frosty, bulbous remnants are a relic now from decades past.
At West Coast Sea Glass we've collected many colors including seafoam green for years. See samples below of our most beautiful pieces set in fine jewelry: Seafoam Green Sea Glass Jewelry here
Thank you Coca Cola bottling and thanks sea glass friends for following along.