Celebrating and Gifting with the World’s most Luxurious Crystal

Emmanuelle Accad November 15th, 2020

For more than 200 years Waterford has been hand-crafting luxury crystals recognized for their purity of color and fashionable designs. The quality and craftsmanship is what makes a piece of Waterford such a quintessential, coveted item of luxury, for celebratory  moments.

First established in 1783 in the heart of the Irish Harbor Town of Waterford, the company  was founded by two brothers George and William Penrose, who had a vision to “create the finest crystals for drinking vessels and objects of beauty for the home”.  Today their vision remains a reality as the tradition of transforming raw materials into luxury crystal holds strong. Designers spend years learning the Waterford craft, with hands-on experience in every aspect of the crystal making process.

From tabletop, to home accessories, beautiful holiday ornaments and a thoughtfully curated giftable collection, the attention to quality and craftsmanship of these luxury pieces remains a guiding principle for the brand.  The design team at Waterford today create iconic pieces of art for key events, such as the PGA Tour of America trophy, the People’s Choice Award, and the Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball.

Master Craftsman Tom Brennan’s career with Waterford Crystal began with his apprenticeship in 1986, where he mastered the art of crystal glass blowing. Today, he is the Spokesperson & Master Artisan, for Waterford.  Tom's educates and inspires Waterford consumers by sharing his craft. One of his key roles is to lead the charge for the prestigious {and most famous} Crystal Times Square Ball, viewed by billions of people across the globe as they toast in celebration of a new year.

You can meet Tom, virtually, during Talent talks on
Thursday, November 16
To join in on the talk, please RSVP at bit.ly/tombrennantalks.

As the holidays approach I am thinking a great deal about what my holiday décor tablescapes will look like, and how to gift beautifully.  Below is a roundup of pieces that stand out from Waterford available at Macy’s here at the Dallas Galleria.

Table Top
The detail and texture that a Waterford piece adds to a tabletop, truly make them perfect statement accents for a holiday table.  Layered in with china, flatware, and linens, a textured glass serving piece or accessory can easily be the star of your table, and elevate your setting.

The Giftology Collection

Waterford stands for ultimate luxury when it comes celebratory moments.  To me this is why Waterford crystal makes for such a timeless, elegant and memorable gift. Their Giftology collection comes in stunning boxes with bright, happy colors.  The assortment is a perfectly curated group of sparkly giftable items for the people on your holiday shopping list.

 Trimming the Tree

Nothing will illuminate your tree more than some stunning crystal ornaments.  With delicate whimsical and festive silhouettes, these can easily become family heirlooms. Here are some of my favorite ornaments for 2020, including a replica of the Times Square Replica Ball Ornament.


2020 has been an interesting year, and I don’t know about you, but I am ready to get into making spirits bright mode, and add pops of stunning crystal to my home & gift giving this holiday season.