As a retailer of Fine Crystal and Glassware we are often asked how to care for it! Here are our suggestion and tips on how to properly care for and maintain your fine crystal glassware.
Fine Crystal should be hand washed. It is best to use warm soapy water. Putting crystal in the dishwasher risks damage, dulling, and spotting from the dishwasher soap. It is always advisable to wash by hand, rinse thoroughly and dry with a lint free cloth if possible.
When you are washing your stemware DO NOT twist the bowl in an opposite direction as the stem as this can cause damage or even breakage.
Rims are the finest and most fragile part of a crystal glass. DO NOT turn upside down to dry or to store as this could potentially cause chipping to the rim.
It is recommended when storing NOT to stack your glassware as to prevent damage.
Finally AVOID pouring iced liquids or extremely hot liquids into the crystal as extreme temperatures can crack or break your crystal.
If you follow these few simple tips your glassware should last for years to come! Lastly don’t forget to visit Houston Jewelry for all of your giftware needs.