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The Internet and glossy magazine and newspaper features have also helped expand its fan base, he said.
It's also nostalgic for a lot of people," said Mary Beth Beuke, founder and former president of the North American Sea Glass Association and the author of The Ultimate Guide to Sea Glass.
An estimated 75 percent of sea glass comes from bottles, and Coke bottles make up the majority of the burnished antique green sea glass found on beaches from Maine to Japan.
Decades of wave action, or natural tumbling, turn it into the pretty, smooth and frosted nuggets sought out by jewelry designers and collectors.
Recycling, returnable bottles and the increased use of plastic have made sea glass like La Motte's treasured Coke-bottle heel harder to find, but that may have helped fuel its popularity in recent years, collectors say.