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best brands for high quality lead free crystal/glass barware

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by newmember2010, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. newmember2010

    newmember2010 Active Member

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    Hi, I am looking for the highest quality lead-free glassware. I currently own baccarat tumblers and highball glasses but I would like to get away from using it on a daily basis due to potential lead risks. I understand many people believe there is nothing to worry about with lead crystal but I would still like to get away from using it on daily basis. Price is not really a concern and I am willing to pay up to 100 per glass if needed but would be perfectly fine with something a lot cheaper. From my experience lead crystal holds up very well to daily use, is regular glass as good or is there some alternative like the titanium crystal that is better. I am curious what people recommend. Also, I really want to avoid the joined seems and tilted bottoms that is found in a lot of the non-crystal glassware I have used in the past. Are there brands that cut the glasses to be perfect and seamless like lead crystal companies do. Thanks a bunch, I am sure yo
     

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    I bought these Ralph Lauren Glen Plaid old fashioneds when they were lead crystal....maybe 12 years ago.....but now they're glass. Still a great design.

     

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    Orrefors and Spiegelau makes some great glasses.
     
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    Find Finn Stylish Dinosaur

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    iittala offers some great products...quality...timeless design...well within your budget.

    More effort, but I would even recommend collecting their out of production patterns, such a "Niva".
     

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    What's that danish?
     

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    You know this is StyleForum, right?
     

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    Find Finn Stylish Dinosaur

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