The Waterford Crystal Story:
The company of Waterford was first established in 1783 on land adjacent to Merchants' Quay in the heart of the Irish harbor town of Waterford, just minutes from the present day House of Waterford Crystal. Its founders were brothers, William and George Penrose with a vision to "create the finest quality crystal for drinking vessels and objects of beauty for the home." More than two hundred years later, the reputation they established for creating glass of unsurpassed beauty and quality has transcended the intervening centuries.
Today, designers spend years learning the craft, with hands on experience in every aspect of the crystal making process. With imagination and artistic vision, designers capture the spirit of exciting new themes and ideas in the medium of crystal, and update and reimagine classic Waterford patterns for the contemporary tastes of a global audience.
Waterford craftspeople train for a minimum of 8 years to master their craft. The Master cutter must rely on his skill to judge the amount of pressure that is required to hold the crystal to the wheel – too much pressure will affect a ruinous cut through to the other side.
Waterford Crystal today maintains very strong links with its illustrious predecessors. There is the same dedication to purity of color, design inspiration and highest quality levels: core values carried over and maintained from the company’s earliest beginnings.
Whether the occasion is a wedding, a house warming gift or something for yourself, we are confident our dedicated and knowledgeable gift specialists at Lorilil Jewelers will meet your expectations and assist in your selection of beautiful Waterford Crystal pieces in a variety of choices.
Please feel free to contact us at (413) 731-5400 to speak with a gift specialist or visit our showroom at our downtown Springfield location in Towersquare.