Diamonds in the Sand

Over the weekend, a few friends and I took a trip over to Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula to camp along the coast and do some hiking in the Hoh Rain Forest, all within Olympic National Park. And it was during our hike through the beautiful Cape Alava that these fine sea glass specimens were discovered by our watchful eyes.

Since living on the West Coast, I’ve taken to looking for these little guys whenever I find myself on a beach. It’s kind of like searching for gold or precious diamonds, only you can actually find what you’re looking for. Although, it does get more complicated when you take into account the rarity of the different colors. So let’s just say if you find an orange piece, you are a damn rockstar.

Note: A big thanks goes to West Coast Sea Glass for putting together and letting me use this handy rarity chart. They make some really nice jewelry using sea glass too, so be sure to check them out.