Taking a few moments to learn how to care for your glassware

This page is dedicated to increasing your knowledge of hand-crafted glassware and Stemware. We want you to be comfortable ordering from us, and as such, we think educating the consumer is the best strategy. We feel it is important for you to understand the imperfections that come along with "unique" pieces, and to know how to take care of this special glass.

We recommend the following instructions

Cleaning your Romanian Glassware:

These are Not dishwasher safe. Washing these products in the dishwasher will cause dramatic loss of color in the luster, along with a fading of the 24k gold accents.

• Hand wash using a non-abrasive liquid dish soap in warm water.
• Do Not use any type of chemical spray Glass cleaner.
• You should cushion the sink with a towel or rubber mat to prevent breakage.
• If stains appear on the glass, gently rub with half a lemon, wash with vinegar.
• In areas with very hard water and high mineral content, distilled water will help prevent staining.
• To dry, use a soft, lint-free cloth, or air dry.
• To avoid scratching, dust with a soft, lint-free cloth dampened in a mild solution of 1-part ammonia to 3-parts water.

How to care for your Romanian Glassware:

• Do not expose to rapid temperature changes or extremes of temperature.
Do not place in the microwave, oven, dishwasher, or freezer.
• Avoid placing in direct sunlight.
• For best results, avoid contact with metal utensils when stirring or serving.
• For candlesticks, do not secure candles with molten wax or allow candles to burn within three inches of the candle cup.
• Drip less candles are preferable. If wax does adhere to candlestick, clean gently with denatured alcohol.
• Store your glassware right side up; do not stack glasses.
• Avoid contact with hard or abrasive materials, and avoid sliding or twirling the glass.
• You may wish to cover display areas with protective felt.
• Avoid packing glassware in newspaper or other moisture-absorbing materials for long periods of time; soft cloth or bubble wrap is preferable.