The methods of producing hand-cut crystal go back centuries. First the crystal is cut by hand in two stages on an iron and then a sandstone wheel. Then each crystal is hand-polished on a wood wheel with marble dust. You may notice faint traces of the woodwheel, a mark of authenticity. Our crystal makers put aside their first-quality hand-cut crystal for us, and we select the best of the best from this choice inventory. In some cases we ourselves have trained artisans in the ancient craft of cutting and polishing crystal.
Swarovski® Strass® Crystal
Finest crystal in the world, STRASS® Swarovski® Crystal is manufactured in the Austrian Alps. Clear as spring water, totally free of flaws, unique in purity and brilliance, this inimitable crystal is characterized by razor-sharp machine cutting of facets. Lead content is in excess of 30 percent. An invisible coating makes the crystal easier to clean.
Swarovski® Strass® Crystal in Fashion Colors
Swarovski, world famous for innovation, has recently introduced several trendy crystal colors. Silver Shade and Golden Shadow exude mystery. These pale, elusive colors have a mirror-like quality. Golden Teak crystal is exhibits a darker fire, suggestive of liquid gold.
This crystal comes from the glass-making regions in and around Venice. Venetian crystal is molded and fire-polished rather than cut, which results in a subtle luminosity rather than brilliance. Interior designers often prefer the antique look of Venetian crystal.