When I started selling glassware, I quickly found out that any glassware that had color to it sold better than its crystal counterpart. Opalescent glass, forest green and amberina glass were colors that I have heard, but what exactly are they? Here’s a description of some of the more common glass colors that you will hear:
Amberina glass—this is a type of art glass that has a color that goes from amber (or even a yellow color) to ruby on the same piece. This shaded effect is due to the gold being added to the glass when it is being made.
Cameo glass—this is a type of glass that has layers of glass that have contrasting colors. The outer layers are either acid-etched, carved, cut, or even engraved to produce a design. Since the layers are different colors, this will help the design stand out from the background.
Opal glass—this is glass that resembles an opal. Opal glass will be a translucent and white, and it will also have a grayish or bluish tinge to it.
Cranberry glass—this is a type of glass that is made by adding gold salts or colloidal gold to molten glass (tin is sometimes added as a reducing agent), and this makes the glass turn a pink color.
This is only a small example of some of the glassware colors that you will run across when you are out shopping. What colors have you run across?