A very beautiful and useful assortment of 20 pieces of CLEAR beach picked sea glass, hand gathered on remote beaches in the Pacific Northwest.
These pieces were chosen for their EXCEPTIONALLY smooth frosting and rounded shapes-- many are flawless; this is some of the best of Pacific Coast sea glass. Nice range of sizes and shapes-- these were chosen for mostly coming from fairly THICK glass, and many are quite "gumdrop-like."
DO take a look at all the photos, as they say "a picture is worth 1000 words!"
SIZE RANGE is: From just around 3/8" (10mm) to almost 1 1/8" (28mm) long. The biggest pieces are about 1/2" (13mm) thick. Couple of different photo angles; one photo shows the glass with a US dime, for scale reference.
CONDITION is: "CHOICE Jewelry A Grade" (Rounded shapes, all-over frosting, most pieces flawless), a really beautiful group.
Authentic sea glass (or beach glass) is typically the result of glass-- including that from trash and actual garbage dumps-- being thrown into the ocean, getting broken, and then gradually being polished by the action of currents and waves, with sand, rocks and pebbles acting as a "polishing abrasive." It takes many years for a sharp piece of glass to turn into the soft-curved beach gems seaglass enthusiasts prize so highly. It is not unusual for me to pick up glass I can determine as having come from containers more than 100 years old.
To learn more about me, and the genuine beach combed sea glass I offer here on Etsy, please take a moment to read my "Profile" page.
The majority of packages are shipped via first class mail. This is generally the least expensive-- and fastest-- way to ship low weight items. Larger packages will be shipped via Priority Mail. I do NOT use parcel post! Priority Mail shipments will always include delivery confirmation.
The first item you purchase is charged shipping at regular price, each subsequent item purchased is shipped at a reduced rate.
Insurance is optional on all packages with a total value below US$200.00; packages above this value will only be sent insured. International shipments are generally NOT insurable.
International shipments will be sent via airmail. Recipient is responsible for any taxes or customs duty due on receipt. Because we have a commercial shipping account and must adhere to postal regulations, we can NOT mark shipments as "gifts" or with "no value" to help buyers evade taxes and duties!
I generally do NOT offer expedited shipping, as most first class/Priority packages reach their destination (within the US) in two business days.
I welcome payment by PayPal, checks or money orders. You're welcome to send a personal check, but new customers should allow a couple of extra days for bank clearance.
If you're paying by mail, I kindly ask that you get your remittance in within 10 days of the time you order. I do understand that life sometimes gets busy, and "things come up," and can certainly work on exceptions in certain circumstances.
If you live outside the US, I prefer payment via PayPal. HOWEVER, some customers may not have access to PayPal, and prefer to remit by sending cash. That's acceptable, but please remember that I can NOT be held responsible for money lost in the mail. In the case of overseas cash payments, I accept US dollars, Canadian Dollars, UK Pounds and Euro. Please refer to www.xe.com/ucc for exchange rates if you wish to remit in a currency other than US dollars.
Returns & exchanges
Bottom line: I want you to be happy with your purchase from North Beach Treasures!
In general, if you don't like something, send it back to me within 14 days, in the condition in which you received it and I'll give you a full refund, no questions asked.
There are a few exceptions: INDIVIDUAL items within a "lot" of multiple items are NOT returnable. Similarly, I generally don't accept returns of items for being "defective" if the item description clearly states that the item(s) has defects.
I do accept "requests" for specific sea glass and pottery items, and will do whatever I can to accommodate your inquiry. However, please keep in mind that I don't "make" or "buy" anything I sell-- I have to go and actually FIND it, and I'm at the mercy of tides and weather, and what the ocean chooses to wash up on the shore, at any given time.
Certain colors of sea glass are in HIGH demand, and LOW supply-- especially authentic aquamarine, pink, red and turquoise. If you're looking for large numbers of pieces in a "difficult" or "popular" color, please be aware that I may end up putting you on a waiting list and it may be MONTHS before your name makes it to the top of the list!
PLEASE PLAN AHEAD! If you KNOW (for example) you'll want six dozen pieces of red sea glass (which is VERY rare) for earrings and bracelets for Valentine's Day, let me know in JUNE, so I can start creating an order for you, so you won't end up disappointed! Even so, there are no guarantees.
North Beach Treasures is a family business licensed in the state of Washington, USA. In addition to our beach combed sea glass, we also have a creative arm called "Alchemy Stones" which has a separate shop here on Etsy.