Waterford Crystal is one of the world’s famous brand names of beautiful crystal items which originally come from Ireland. The company produces may types of crystal items ranging from candleholders, clocks, chandelier, picture frame, vase, lamps and glassware. The products are being admired for its prestige and beauty. Some people even use the Waterford Crystal as a status symbol by collecting and displaying in their home. Even, they become highly valued gifts for wedding and anniversary.
Available Waterford Crystal patterns namely Boyne, Colleen, Lismore, Dolmen and more. Lismore is the most popular pattern, which has been manufactured for more than 60 years. Waterford Crystal’s popularity has inspired a number of glassware companies to produce copies of its more popular designs and patterns.
As a very collectible brand, buying Waterford crystal requires a bit of knowledge about its product to identify authentic pieces.
Check the “Waterford” mark on the crystal products. It has a signature on the bottom of each product. Even though sometimes it is hard to see. Try and look at the crystal in a strong light and look for “Waterford” etched in the bottom.
Check the pattern. Waterford crystal pattern has a distinctive design of decorative cuts and shapes.
Research Waterford crystal pattern online. Waterford.com shows both retired and active crystal patterns.
You can send a picture of your item to the company to assist you identify your crystal pattern. It will safe much of your time as Waterford Crystal produce large number of patterns.
Take your crystal to an antiques store that specializes in Waterford crystal. A knowledgeable shop owner will assist you to identify the pattern.
Find an appraiser who specializes in crystal. However the appraiser will charge you for authenticating and identifying your piece
Visit a reputable dealer that will guarantee the authenticity of their Waterford Crystal