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What is the Difference Between a Carafe and a Decanter?

What is the Difference Between a Carafe and a Decanter?

What is the Difference Between a Carafe and a Decanter?

What is the Difference Between a Carafe and a Decanter?

The decanter and the carafe have long been a mainstay for enhancing and serving beverages, with a storied history dating back to ancient civilisations such as the Greeks and Romans.  While modern m...

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The Perfect Gift: Crystalware from Cumbria Crystal's Collection

The Perfect Gift: Crystalware from Cumbria Crystal's Collection

Crystalware has long been a go-to for gifters seeking stunning, sentimental gift ideas. With its delicate design, captivating sparkle and intricate detail, crystal glassware is something that will ...

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The Outlet at Cumbria Crystal

Welcome to the relaunch of our range of outlet stock with The Outlet at Cumbria Crystal.    A place where you will find our crystal for a fraction of the norm...

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What is the Difference Between Champagne Coupes and Flutes?

What is the Difference Between Champagne Coupes and Flutes?

A special occasion deserves champagne, and any event worthy of champagne deserves an extraordinary champagne glass. Cumbria Crystal is home to a stunning collection of hand-cut champagne glasses th...

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4 Reasons Why Crystal is Better than Glass

4 Reasons Why Crystal is Better than Glass

At first glance, crystal can look almost identical to glass, but peer a little closer, and there are some essential differences to note.  Both are similar in composition and created using the same ...

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Introducing the Majestic Sovereign Coronation Collection: Unveiling Timeless Elegance and Luxury in Crystal

Introducing the Majestic Sovereign Coronation Collection: Unveiling Timeless Elegance and Luxury in Crystal

Cumbria Crystal are real royalists, and we love a reason to celebrate, so what better way to commemorate the coronation of King Charles III than with an exclusive crystalware collection? The Sovere...

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Top Four Must-Have Cocktail Glass Collections

Top Four Must-Have Cocktail Glass Collections

If there is one thing the British look forward to, it is good company, great food, and sipping on some mouth-watering cocktails.  Of course, any discerning dinner party or garden gathering must con...

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Exploring the American Glass Art Scene: Highlights from the Detroit Glass Art Society Conference 2023

Exploring the American Glass Art Scene: Highlights from the Detroit Glass Art Society Conference 2023

Introduction: A Journey to Detroit and the GAS Conference 2023. Recently I was fortunate enough to travel to Detroit, USA, to attend the American Glass Art Society (GAS) annual conference of contem...

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Glassblowing Experiences at Cumbria Crystal

Glassblowing Experiences at Cumbria Crystal

Cumbria Crystal's famous glassblowing experiences will resume in Spring 2024, with more options than ever before. We will announce via our newsletter when boo...

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Celebrating Our Award Win at the Cumbria Tourism Awards 2023

Celebrating Our Award Win at the Cumbria Tourism Awards 2023

Cumbria Crystal Shines Bright In a celebration of excellence and innovation within the tourism industry, the prestigious Cumbria Tourism Awards 2023 bestowed ...

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Awards Finalist | Cumbria Tourism Awards 2023

Awards Finalist | Cumbria Tourism Awards 2023

Cumbria Crystal is delighted to announce that it has been selected as one of four finalists for the Makers and Producers Award at the Cumbria Tourism Awards 2...

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Shop by glass type - The Outlet at Cumbria Crystal

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Shop by collection - The Outlet at Cumbria Crystal

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Cumbria Crystal E-Brochures

Cumbria Crystal E-Brochures

If you would like to browse our crystal by collection, simply click on the image below to view the e-brochure of your chosen collection. ...

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Gold ruby goblet, Germany, Potsdam, about 1690-1700, probably engraved by Gottfried Spiller. 79.3.258. Image courtesy of the Corning Museum of Glass Collection

Cumbria Crystal's The History of Glass | Baroque Glass

Baroque glass | Volume 7 By Dr Jessamy Kelly, glass artist and educator In this article we will examine the development of crystal in the 17th and 18th cent...

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Wineglass (about 1650–1700). CMoG 51.3.118. Image licensed by The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY (www.cmog.org) under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0.

Cumbria Crystal's The History of Glass | Venetian Glass

Venetian glass | Volume 6 By Dr Jessamy Kelly, glass artist and educator Between the 13th and 15th century, Venice was a key route for world trade, from whi...

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