Does My Glass Pipe Change Color?

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Does My Glass Pipe Change Color?


"Does this pipe change color?" It's the most frequent question we hear at our Louisville,KY Up-N-Smoke retail locations.  Some glass hand pipes have the ability to change color over time as smoke fills the pipe, and it's one of the coolest things to watch.

Not all glass pipes change color, though.  Some do and some don't.  So, how do you tell the difference?  It's simple if you know what you're looking for.  But first, let's chat about what causes pipes to change color.

What is glass fuming?

Glass fuming is a process in which glass artists infuse either gold or silver when blowing a pipe.  The metals are super heated and a vapor goes across the glass to create a wonderful streams of iridescent color.  Silver tends to give the glass a yellow hue while gold gives off a blue or pink tint.

This process of infusing the precious metals into glass pipes has only been around since the 1980's.

How can I tell if my pipe will change colors?

Up-N-Smoke Louisville, KY silver fumed glass hand pipes

Take a closer look at your pipe.  Does it look similar to the images above?  The glass will have an almost hazy appearance to the color.  That's how you know!

Will the color change last on my fumed glass pipe?

The simple answer is no.  The more you smoke from your pipe the more the color change will appear.  Deep blues, pinks, purples, and yellows.  Once you clean your pipe the color will go back to normal so that you can start all over again!

Where can I get a color changing glass pipe?

Color changing glass hand pipes are some of the most popular styles we sell at Up-N-Smoke in Louisville, KY.  Stop by one of our five retail locations and ask one of our knowledgeable staff members to show you the selection.  You can also shop here for a glass pipe.  All orders over $10 have free and discreet shipping.