Grasmere is our most popular traditional pattern. It was designed by Lady Grania Cavendish, one of the original founders of the company in 1976, in classic Georgian style. You may recognise the collection used on set of the worldwide hit drama Downton Abbey. Its time consuming and complex design is achieved by using flute, mitre, diamond and thumbprint cuts and the design requires our whole team of cutters to produce it.
Crafting exclusively by hand inevitably means that a small proportion of our products do not pass the rigorous quality checks required to be assessed as Premium Quality. These are classified as ‘Slightly Imperfect’ or ‘Second Quality‘. ‘Slightly Imperfect’ products may have minor flaws such as small bubbles, stones, slight discolourisation or subtle variations in size or weight. Customers for whom compromise is not an option should consider the Premium Quality.