For over two centuries, Irish crystal artisans have distinguished themselves by creating superior quality hand-cut crystal.
The skills of designers, blowers, cutters, sculptors and engravers; have especially evolved during this period throughout the city of Waterford.
Having honed and applied their skills in the crystal trade since as far back as 1965, a group of Master Craftsmen, dedicated to preserving traditional craftsmanship in the city of Waterford, established Emerald Crystal in 2010. Since launching, their workshop has grown to become a hub of activity for crystal Master Craftsmen in pursuit of excellence in design, creativity and quality.
The Master Craftsman is the highest professional qualification that is achieved following a successfully completed apprenticeship. This apprenticeship is an education in the craft and includes theoretical and practical training and the qualification to be allowed, in time, to train apprentices.
Good design is essential but the story and technique behind the making is becoming more appreciated in recent times. Traditional craftsmanship, provenance and the choice of materials combine to add exclusivity and substance to design.
We are committed to preserving authentic handcut Irish crystal and every piece of Emerald crystal is branded with the Handmade in Ireland mark. Artisan showpieces are accompanied by a signed certificate of authenticity.