Category Archives: Crystal Identification

Menu Ideas for Autumn

And just like that, it’s almost autumn. To some, it’s a sad end to summer. But to many, it signals the start of festivities starting with Labor Day followed by Halloween then Thanksgiving. The season of autumn is famous for … Continue reading

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How to Add Elegance to Your Table Setting

We are still in the thick of summer and it’s not yet too late to add to your china collection. Want to add some elegance to your table setting this summer? We suggest the   Hutschenreuther Brighton, which is our featured … Continue reading

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4 Reasons Why You Should Invest in Crystal Stemware

Crystal, known for its clarity, has long been used in the service of wine and other spirits. It is the choice of wine connoisseurs because its clear over all appearance allows the drinker to assess the color and viscosity of … Continue reading

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Crystal Clear

Do you want to add some sparkle to your table setting?  Then aside from china and flatware, you must not be without crystal stemware. After all, what are cocktails without the impeccable glassware that only crystal brings? Crystal makes any … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget The Sparkle

The holiday season of dinner parties and family meals are just around the corner.  Make sure to add some sparkle and elegance to you dinner table. Here are some beautiful crystal pieces to add shine to your table. Waterford Curraghmore … Continue reading

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How To Identify Your Crystal Pattern

China identification is relatively easy, especially nowadays. Just turn it over and read what it says. Or, for older patterns, it is simple to explain what you have based on design, color, trim etc. Not so crystal. To the average … Continue reading

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The History Of China Backstamps – What They Mean and How To Read Them.

The definition of a backstamp on china is simple: The markings on the back or underneath a piece of china which contain information about that particular piece. For example, if you have a Wedgwood Cavendish dinner plate, it is most … Continue reading

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