Beautifully shaped by the ocean, these are genuine pieces of Pirate Cornish seaglass. ‘Pirate glass’ appears black but when a light is shone through it is a very deep colour, usually a dark green or brown. This design has an engine house hand-cut from the back of the setting. These iconic Cornish buildings mark old tin-mine workings, some of which are now UNESCO world heritage sites.
Beach-combed on Gyllngvase beach, Falmouth.
What is Pirate Glass?
Hundreds of years ago, before refrigeration and preservatives, many liquids were put in dark bottles to prevent them degrading. This was especially important for sailors (and pirates) to ensure they had safe liquids to drink as water was often unsafe.
I like to think the Pirate glass found in the bay dates back to these tales of treasures and wild buccaneers, tossing their used broken bottles overboard!
The seaglass measures approximately 13mm x 11mm and the ring band has a flat hammered texture, size Q 1/2. If you are unsure of your ring size then you can purchase a ring sizer here.
Gyllyngvase Beach is popular with locals and tourists as it is lifeguarded in the summer months and offers sheltered waters due to the bay. It is perfect for rock-pooling, swimming, paddle boarding and snorkelling.
Porth seaglass rings are gift packaged in a branded grey ring box with a ribbon pull. Each seaglass ring comes with special map card showing its provenance – unique to Porth jewellery and perfect for that special touch. A care guide is also included.
Unfortunately the ring size cannot be changed. If you would like a similar ring made to your size then please get in contact.