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amother
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Post Sat, Mar 02 2024, 4:31 pm
dont know where to start.

dont want on a stand.

the actual glass

what to look out for

crystal?

what type of crystal?

etc etc
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DrMom




 
 
    
 

Post Sat, Mar 02 2024, 4:42 pm
What?

Scratching Head
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amother
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Post Sat, Mar 02 2024, 4:43 pm
DrMom wrote:
What?

Scratching Head



drinking glasses?
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dena613




 
 
    
 

Post Sat, Mar 02 2024, 4:45 pm
Like these?
https://www.macys.com/shop/pro.....93547
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amother
cornflower


 

Post Sat, Mar 02 2024, 4:49 pm
https://www.amazon.com/Drinkin.....ss_tl
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mom923




 
 
    
 

Post Sat, Mar 02 2024, 4:49 pm
Our shabbos glasses are very similar to these. We got ours from a local Judaica store for our wedding.

Edited to include link 😂🤦🏽‍♀️ https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Z.....ss_tl


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amother
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Post Sat, Mar 02 2024, 4:55 pm
You are looking for any of the following:

Stemless wineglasses
Tumblers
Whiskey glasses
Highballs

Just google those and find ones you like. There’s LOTS of different styles, price points, etc
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amother
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Post Sat, Mar 02 2024, 5:13 pm
dena613 wrote:
Like these?
https://www.macys.com/shop/pro.....93547



yes, very much.

I like with some sort of a cut to it or style to it.

how do I know what is quality glass/crystal?

is heavy good or not good?
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amother
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Post Sat, Mar 02 2024, 5:23 pm
does real crystal have lead?

is it safe?
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zaq




 
 
    
 

Post Sat, Mar 02 2024, 5:46 pm
Depends on your priorities. If you want something durable, you want thicker glass. Thinner usually comes off as more elegant, but it's more fragile. "Crystal" is just a kind of glass made with certain heavy metals like lead that give it greater optical clarity and sparkle. These elements also make it weightier. Crystal has superior clarity and gives that characteristic musical ring when the edge is tapped, but as the heavy metals can leach into beverages, especially if they remain in contact with the glass for a while, it's not a good choice for the health-conscious. The more acidic a liquid (think: fruit juice, soda) the more metal it will leach out. The superior clarity is also meaningless if you don't wash the glasses scrupulously and dry them thoroughly, because water leaves spots.

Faceted crystal sparkles like mad when it's new, but the facets make it hard to clean. Buildup of grease, dust, detergent and hard-water residue will quickly dull the surface and the crystal will look like ordinary glass.

If you want your glasses to be around for a long time, go for something thick. If you don't mind having to treat your glasses like eggshells and replace them often, go ahead and buy those elegant, paper-thin ones.
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funkyfrummom




 
 
    
 

Post Sat, Mar 02 2024, 6:35 pm
I use ice tea glasses, that look like this:
https://www.webstaurantstore.c.....D_BwE

We also have wine glasses by mikasa... we have them in a regular wine (not specific to white or red) and a water goblet which is bigger. They are crystal and make a beautiful sound when they clink.

A lot of the time we just use the ice tea glasses, though.
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DREAMING




 
 
    
 

Post Sat, Mar 02 2024, 8:34 pm
Longchamp Cristal D’Arques Set of 4 Highball Glasses

Macys sells them. Amazon as well I think.
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amother
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Post Sun, Mar 03 2024, 4:17 am
zaq wrote:
Depends on your priorities. If you want something durable, you want thicker glass. Thinner usually comes off as more elegant, but it's more fragile. "Crystal" is just a kind of glass made with certain heavy metals like lead that give it greater optical clarity and sparkle. These elements also make it weightier. Crystal has superior clarity and gives that characteristic musical ring when the edge is tapped, but as the heavy metals can leach into beverages, especially if they remain in contact with the glass for a while, it's not a good choice for the health-conscious. The more acidic a liquid (think: fruit juice, soda) the more metal it will leach out. The superior clarity is also meaningless if you don't wash the glasses scrupulously and dry them thoroughly, because water leaves spots.

Faceted crystal sparkles like mad when it's new, but the facets make it hard to clean. Buildup of grease, dust, detergent and hard-water residue will quickly dull the surface and the crystal will look like ordinary glass.

If you want your glasses to be around for a long time, go for something thick. If you don't mind having to treat your glasses like eggshells and replace them often, go ahead and buy those elegant, paper-thin ones.




what about lead free crystal?

is it lighter and stronger?

why would anyone buy leaded if you can get without?
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amother
Wandflower


 

Post Sun, Mar 03 2024, 4:32 am
https://www.williams-sonoma.co.....asses

I've been using these for about 8 years. I also have the matching water glasses. They are etched glass, durable, and dishwasher safe in the top rack. These are a breeze. They are also very pretty. I stopped using the crystal glasses from my wedding because they were expensive and a pain to clean. I do not miss them and these look very elegant.
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Bnei Berak 10




 
 
    
 

Post Sun, Mar 03 2024, 6:25 am
amother Thistle wrote:
You are looking for any of the following:

Stemless wineglasses
Tumblers
Whiskey glasses
Highballs

Just google those and find ones you like. There’s LOTS of different styles, price points, etc

Wineglasses should always be stemmed.
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Amelia Bedelia




 
 
    
 

Post Sun, Mar 03 2024, 7:22 am
DREAMING wrote:
Longchamp Cristal D’Arques Set of 4 Highball Glasses

Macys sells them. Amazon as well I think.

I second these
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hotcocoa1234




 
 
    
 

Post Sun, Mar 03 2024, 7:52 am
I use these
https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/I.....5228/
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amother
Seashell


 

Post Sun, Mar 03 2024, 10:15 pm
Just got these and love them
They’re so pretty and I put them in the dishwasher
https://amzn.to/4c0KcGr
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amother
Cerise


 

Post Sun, Mar 03 2024, 10:54 pm
hotcocoa1234 wrote:
I use these
https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/I.....5228/


I'm also really happy with my glasses from IKEA. Mine are similar to the ones in the link above but they also have fancier cut ones I their range. I personally prefer plain. I also have the matching stemmed wine glasses. I find them to be stylish and modern and look very good on a nicely set table and they are also easily replaced when they break.
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amother
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Post Sat, Mar 30 2024, 3:41 pm
zaq wrote:
Depends on your priorities. If you want something durable, you want thicker glass. Thinner usually comes off as more elegant, but it's more fragile. "Crystal" is just a kind of glass made with certain heavy metals like lead that give it greater optical clarity and sparkle. These elements also make it weightier. Crystal has superior clarity and gives that characteristic musical ring when the edge is tapped, but as the heavy metals can leach into beverages, especially if they remain in contact with the glass for a while, it's not a good choice for the health-conscious. The more acidic a liquid (think: fruit juice, soda) the more metal it will leach out. The superior clarity is also meaningless if you don't wash the glasses scrupulously and dry them thoroughly, because water leaves spots.

Faceted crystal sparkles like mad when it's new, but the facets make it hard to clean. Buildup of grease, dust, detergent and hard-water residue will quickly dull the surface and the crystal will look like ordinary glass.

If you want your glasses to be around for a long time, go for something thick. If you don't mind having to treat your glasses like eggshells and replace them often, go ahead and buy those elegant, paper-thin ones.



so thicker can be from cheap glass and thicker can be from expensive crystal glass?

what is thin elegant glass made of? non lead crystal?

or have I got it wrong?

crystal is thinner but weighs cos of lead?
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