Waterford Crystal Snowflake Wishes Ruby Joy & Emerald Courage Double Old Fashioned Glasses

Snowflake Wishes is ideal for Christmas gift-giving and the holiday table, wonderful for winter weddings, and perfect for New Year's celebrations. Collecting all 10 editions of Snowflake Wishes creates a remarkable holiday heirloom destined to be passed down for generations to come.

Waterford Snowflake Wishes celebrates winter's most beautiful and amazing feat of engineering, the snowflake, in a delightful 10-Year Series of distinctive holiday ornaments, champagne flutes, barware, and giftware. Each annual edition of Waterford Snowflake Wishes presents a theme of global aspiration - a "wish". Beginning in 2011 and concluding in 2020, these Snowflake Wishes will come true in the form of a clear and prestige color champagne toasting flute, a dated ornament, a clear and prestige color double old fashioned glass, and collectible giftware.

Wishes for Joy features fanciful snowflakes in the style of Waterford's most beloved pattern, Lismore, again a landscape of luscious ruby crystal. As Lismore evokes special memories for all who have used the pattern in times of joy and celebration, Waterford proudly begins this magnificent collection designed to enhance all of your joyous occasions, special moments and cherished memories. The Second Edition Wishes for Courage honors aspirations for fortitude, tenacity, and resilience. The qualities of courage are exemplified by the bold, vertical wedge cuts of the Carina pattern, whose spirited snowflakes drift across a field of emerald green to highlight the unique engineering and artistry of crystalline snowflakes.

Presentation packaging features distinctive silver color gift boxes with white satin lining for all pieces. The annual theme color is echoed in a satin ribbon and silver-tone charm adorning flutes and bar-ware. A dazzling gem, also in the theme color, is set at the center of each silver-tone charm and ornament.

Additional Information:
Measures: 4.5"H x 3.5"W. Each glass has 12 oz capacity. Made of crystal. For indoor use. Made in Hungary. Includes: One Ruby Joy Double Old Fashioned and one Emerald Double Old Fashioned , a gift box, one charm and a Snowflake Wishes Booklet

Care Instructions:
Fine crystal should be hand washed separately in warm soapy water rinsed thoroughly and dried with a lint free cloth. When washing and drying stemware, do not twist the bowl in the opposite direction to the stem as this can cause damage. We do not recommend using a dishwasher to clean your crystal as it can dull and damage the surface. Avoid pouring iced liquids or very hot water into crystal as extreme temperatures can crack or break your crystal. The finely made rims are the most fragile part of your crystal glass. Do not turn upside down while drying or storing.

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Wine Glass Types

Red Wine Glass: A red wine glass displays a fuller, rounder bowl than most glasses. This allows you to dip your nose into the glass to experience the wine's aroma. The bulbous setting of the glass allows the bouquet to aerate and develop while the longer stem provides the ability to swish the glass.

White Wine Glass: These glasses showcase more of a U-shape than red wine glasses. This allows a more concentrated aroma (whites are often not as pungent as reds) while also maintaining cool temperature.

Sparkling Wine Glass: The sparkling wine glass is most commonly known as a flute. This is because of its long, thin shape. This shaping helps the wine retain its carbonation and preserve flavoring.

Dessert Wine Glass: The dessert wine glass is the smallest type. Its short stem and glass are contrasted with a wide bouquet. Dessert wines have the highest concentration of alcohol, making their short stature a necessity. Finally, the wide bouquet allows the wine to aerate and develop properly overtime.