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Fine Crystal of Ajka Crystal

The crystal manufactured at Ajka Crystal is said to be unique and of exceptional quality. The fine crystal produced in Ajka is mainly purchased by large crystal wholesalers worldwide who are very careful at selecting their suppliers. The fine crystals are then offered in retail under their own label. If these crystal brands select Ajka Crystal as their manufacturer you can be sure that we offer finest quality.
 
Fine crystal What makes fine crystal so precious?
If you touch a fine crystal stem manufactured in Ajka you will feel its silky smooth surface. Fine crystal will feel heavy if lifted, it weighs almost twice as much as convetional soda-lime glass. The crystal goblets offered by CrystALaCarte usually weigh around 360 gramms.
Fine crystal must have a perfect translucence, a brilliant luster and flawless clarity. Even the uneducated eye will recognize the fragility of these beautiful pieces.
When tapped, fine crystal will have a beautiful ring. These distinguished characteristics of fine crystal make it different from simple conventional glass.
 
Fine crystal Substance
Quality is determined by the content of glass as well. To reach the unique clarity and translucency and fine edge usually lead oxide is added to the sand, ash and limestone. Depending on the lead oxide content of glass we differentiate three standards of lead content:
- 12% lead crystal (usually referred to as crystalline, very popular in Italy)
- 24% lead crystal (most popular type of crystal)
- 30% lead crystal (popular in the UK - easy to scratch because due to the high lead content this type of fine crystal is rather soft, has a dark shade)
 
Fine crystal Manufacturing
Fine crytal is in most of the cases manufactured by hand, although production is also possible with machines. Usually finest quality especially when manufactuirng cased or colored crystal is reached when the crystal is mouth blown and handcut.
Glass is molten at a temperature of 1420 C and a liquid lava like substance is formed. Before the glass hardens the glassblowers pull out a certain amount of material with an iron pipe and blow air in the glass. To reach the desired form the iron pipe is twisted and turned continuosly and the glowing material cools down in contact with the air inside. With the help of some necessary utensils like a wooden paddle, special scissors , calipers and tongs the glass is formed and measured by the professional craftsmen.
 
Fine crystal It takes about a day for the glass to cool down and then the master cutters at Ajka Crystal enhance the beauty of the fine crystal by making incisions on the surface of the glass. The cutting work will lend a glittering sparkle to these pieces of fine crystal. Enourmous amount of patience and skills are demanded to produce perfect pieces.
The result of the polishing phase is further sparkle and transparency of the crystal. The next production phases to follow are engraving (performed with a copperwheel) and etching (done with acids).
To be sure that only pieces of highest quality are leaving the factory, he crystals are being scrupulously examined in several stages of the production phase.
 
Fine crystal Perfection of work
In order to be able to create fine crystal items of such a unique beauty a long tradition of craftsmanship is needed. In case a fine crystal piece does not reach the standard of excellence that is expected it will be broken and molten to be reborn again in the hands of our experts.
 
An elegant and unique collection of fine crystal will enhance the visual treat of your table no matter whether the setting is formal or casual. It is actually the vast amount of craftsmanship and precision work invested that makes fine crystal so precious and distinguished.
 
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Special Offers!

Are you a great friend of top quality crystal products but also good bargains? Keep an eye on this section, we have three of the most popular pieces on sale every month!
Dyna Bonbonniere
Christmas crystal collection sale!
The emerald green colored, handcut, mouthblown, genuine cased, 24% lead crystal bonbonniere is a charming piece of crystal giftware. An ideal gift for weddings, anniversaries and other family get-togethers, if you want to be remembered for your unique taste.
Retail Price: $312.50
Price: $296.80
Dyna Bonbonniere

Retail Price:$312.50
Price: $296.80
You save: 5%

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Clarine Votive
Christmas crystal collection sale!
Available in emerald green and cobalt blue, and gold amber this genuine cased, handblown, handcut, 24% lead crystal votive is an excellent gift for collectors and enthusiasts of fine crystal. Everyone will be impressed by the sparkle of this example of quality craftsmanship.
Retail Price: $170.50
Price: $161.90
Clarine Votive

Retail Price:$170.50
Price: $161.90
You save: 5%

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Marsala wine, champagne and cognac glasses gift package for Christmas
Christmas offer
Get all the glasses you need in one package for this Christmas! Crystal wine, champagne and cognac glasses with everybody's favorite hand-cut grape pattern, in heartwarmingly deep colors. Treat yourself with rare crystal glasses for those candlelight Christmas dinners or make this package the most memorable gift for a loved one.
Retail Price: $139.90
Price: $132.90
Marsala wine, champagne and cognac glasses gift package for Christmas

Retail Price:$139.90
Price: $132.90
You save: 5%

Christmas offer


Marsala Brandy
Special offer
The mouth-blown, hand-cut, 24% lead crystal Brandy snifter is member of the Marsala Suite and is recommended for taking your favourite brandy or cognac...
Retail Price: $150.70
Price: $135.60
Marsala Brandy

Retail Price:$150.70
Price: $135.60
You save: 10%

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Coco Bowl
Christmas crystal collection sale!
The black, genuine cased, mouth-blown, handcut, 24% fine lead crystal bowl is an essential masterpiece to a well designed home. Lovingly fashioned by skilled hands combining vision with sophisticated manufacturing techniques. This bowl successfully captures the transition from classic to modern.
Retail Price: $516.50
Price: $464.80
Coco Bowl

Retail Price:$516.50
Price: $464.80
You save: 10%

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Claresse Candleholder
Christmas crystal collection sale!
The emerald green, genuine cased, handblown, handcut, 24% lead crystal candleholder is an elegant piece of home decor that ensures a warm and welcoming atmosphere in the room where it is displayed.
Retail Price: $126.25
Price: $119.90
Claresse Candleholder

Retail Price:$126.25
Price: $119.90
You save: 5%

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Yedda Bell
Christmas crystal collection sale!
Can only be purchased together with other products! Available in emerald green and in cobalt blue this genuine cased, mouth-blown, hand-cut, 24% lead crystal bell was manufactured in the finest tradition of old-world European craftsmanship. A perfect gift for special occasions when you want to remembered for your exquisite taste.
Retail Price: $88.30
Price: $83.90
Yedda Bell

Retail Price:$88.30
Price: $83.90
You save: 5%

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Chloe Crystal Votive
Christmas crystal collection sale!
The dark ruby red and cobalt blue colored genuine cased, mouth-blown, hand-cut, 24% lead crystal votive holder creates a special and intimate atmosphere wherever displayed.

Retail Price: $94.70
Price: $89.95
Chloe Crystal Votive

Retail Price:$94.70
Price: $89.95
You save: 5%

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Lurdes Champagne Flute
Christmas crystal collection sale!
Available in gold ruby red, this genuine cased, mouth-blown, handcut, 24% fine lead crystal champagne flute has a tall shape and a small mouth that allow the bubbles to move slowly and retain their effervescence. Recommended for serving chilled champagne or sparkling wine. An exclusive piece of toasting glass that can be used on weddings or birthday parties. 
Retail Price: $107.25
Price: $101.90
Lurdes Champagne Flute

Retail Price:$107.25
Price: $101.90
You save: 5%

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Cadmina Vase
Christmas crystal collection sale!
Available in emerald green , 24% lead crystal vase offers an elegant way to display your favourite blossoms.
Retail Price: $504.50
Price: $453.90
Cadmina Vase

Retail Price:$504.50
Price: $453.90
You save: 10%

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Erwina Whiskey Decanter
Christmas crystal collection sale!
Available in  cobalt blue, amethyst purple and emerald green this genuine cased, mouth-blown, hand-cut, 24% lead crystal whiskey decanter reflects the bygone era of the Victorian style. Intricate hand-cut detail makes this elegant whiskey decantera truly breathtaking gem.
Retail Price: $373.20
Price: $335.90
Erwina Whiskey Decanter

Retail Price:$373.20
Price: $335.90
You save: 10%

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Nuria Vase
Christmas crystal collection sale!
  Available in cobalt blue this genuine cased, mouth-blown, hand-cut, 24% lead crystal votive holder is a special little gem. A unique gift for anyone fancying small but precious home decor items.  
Retail Price: $442.00
Price: $419.90
Nuria Vase

Retail Price:$442.00
Price: $419.90
You save: 5%

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Ernesta Bowl
Christmas crystal collection sale!
The dark ruby red, genuine cased, mouth-blown, hand-cut, 24% lead crystal bowl is realized by the three color coating technique. Thanks to its chromatic contrast and to its exclusive precious design, Ernesta is suitalbe to any kind of home decoration. Ernesta bowl is perfectly complemented by Erna vase.
Retail Price: $724.00
Price: $651.90
Ernesta Bowl

Retail Price:$724.00
Price: $651.90
You save: 10%

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Carla Vase
Christmas crystal collection sale!
The light green colored, genuine cased, mouth-blown, hand-cut, 24% lead crystal vase is a small gem that offers an attractive display for your favourite blossom. A perfect gift for the enthusisast of fine, handmade cased crystal.
Retail Price: $1,053.00
Price: $947.80
Carla Vase

Retail Price:$1,053.00
Price: $947.80
You save: 10%

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Lorelle Old Fashioned
Christmas crystal collection sale!
Available in emerald green, amethyst purple, azzurro,  gold amber and gold ruby colors this genuine cased, mouth-blown, hand-cut, 24% lead crystal old fashioned glass will attract plenty of attention on the party that you would like to make unforgettable. It is a rather heavy piece still it is stylish and elegant at the same time.
Retail Price: $113.60
Price: $107.90
Lorelle Old Fashioned

Retail Price:$113.60
Price: $107.90
You save: 5%

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Saffira Heart Box
Christmas crystal collection sale!
Saffira Heart Crystal Box speaks of love on every occasion: Christmas, birthdays, engagements, weddings or anniversaries.  Or how about treating yourself to a lovely box for your own treasures? 
Retail Price: $47.30
Price: $44.95
Saffira Heart Box

Retail Price:$47.30
Price: $44.95
You save: 5%

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Lorella High Ball
Christmas crystal collection sale!
Available in six colors emerald green, azzurro light blue, cobalt blue, amethyst purple, dark ruby red and gold amber colors this genuine cased, mouth-blown, hand-cut, 24% lead crystal high ball glass will attract plenty of attention on the party that you would like to make unforgettable. It is a rather heavy piece still it is stylish and elegant at the same time. (Picture show Lorella in gold ruby red, this color is sold out.)
Retail Price: $126.25
Price: $119.90
Lorella High Ball

Retail Price:$126.25
Price: $119.90
You save: 5%

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Marsala Hock Wine Glass
Christmas crystal collection sale!
Available in seven colors, this genuine cased, mouth-blown, hand-cut, 24% lead crystal hock wine glass is member of the Marsala Suite and is recommended for consuming select red wines... Gold ruby and gold amber colors need a high priced substance to be produced therefore their prices is 8 USD/piece higher. Assorted package is also available. In an assorted package there is one piece of each color except gold ruby.
Retail Price: $149.90
Price: $134.90
Marsala Hock Wine Glass

Retail Price:$149.90
Price: $134.90
You save: 10%

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Arian Crystal Votive
Christmas crystal collection sale!
Let the Sun shine in your room through this gold amber colored sparkling crystal votive holder. Day or night, the golden glow will fill your heart with joy.
Retail Price: $94.70
Price: $89.95
Arian Crystal Votive

Retail Price:$94.70
Price: $89.95
You save: 5%

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Lia Ring Holder
Christmas crystal collection sale!
Your rings lying around, all over the place? Never know where to find them? Here is a safe and pretty place to keep them. This crystal ring holder will become an indispensible item in your home within a day, guaranteed.
Retail Price: $31.55
Price: $29.95
Lia Ring Holder

Retail Price:$31.55
Price: $29.95
You save: 5.1%

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Jaume Vase
Christmas crystal collection sale!
Available in dark ruby red this genuine cased, mouth-blown, hand-cut, 24% lead crystal vase is a real showpiece that makes a splendid addition to your home.
Retail Price: $448.90
Price: $403.90
Jaume Vase

Retail Price:$448.90
Price: $403.90
You save: 10%

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Edmanda Wine Glass
Christmas crystal collection sale!
Available in six colors: emerald green, dark ruby red, amethyst purple, azzurro light blue, gold ruby and gold amber yellow, this genuine cased, mouth-blown, hand-cut, 24% lead crystal wine glass was designed to stand between stemware and jewellery. A perfect stem to enhance both visual and other sensual pleasures of consuming your favourite wine. Edmanda Wine Glass will complement Eduarda Champagne Glass and Edurne Cocktail Glass perfectly.
Retail Price: $113.60
Price: $107.90
Edmanda Wine Glass

Retail Price:$113.60
Price: $107.90
You save: 5%

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Alcamo Decanter
Christmas crystal collection sale!
Available in azzurro and light green, this genuine cased, mouth-blown, hand-cut, 24% lead crystal decanter belongs to the Alcamo Collection and was designed to store and display various types of wine. This graceful piece of tableware will surely attract plenty of attention.
Retail Price: $466.50
Price: $419.90
Alcamo Decanter

Retail Price:$466.50
Price: $419.90
You save: 10%

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Erwyna Whiskey Tumbler
Christmas crystal collection sale!
Available in  cobalt blue, amethyst purple, dark ruby red, emerald green, gold amber and light blue this genuine cased, mouth-blown, hand-cut, 24% lead crystal whiskey tumbler complements Erwina whiskey decanter perfectly. This tumbler was designed to let you sip your favourite whiskey from an elegant piece of barware. An assorted package containing pieces of each color is also available.
Retail Price: $146.50
Price: $131.90
Erwyna Whiskey Tumbler

Retail Price:$146.50
Price: $131.90
You save: 10%

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Blythe Votive - 3 pieces
Christmas crystal collection sale!
Available in dark ruby red, gold ruby and emerald green this genuine cased, mouth-blown, hand-cut, 24% lead crystal votive holder is a special little gem. A unique gift for anyone fancying small but precious home decor items.
Retail Price: $400.00
Price: $359.90
Blythe Votive - 3 pieces

Retail Price:$400.00
Price: $359.90
You save: 10%

Christmas crystal collection sale!

Claudine Vase /12'/
Black Friday sale!
Available in  emerald green, genuine cased, mouth-blown, hand-cut, 24% lead crystal vase is a real showpiece that makes a splendid addition to your home.
Retail Price: $840.00
Price: $587.90
Claudine Vase /12'/

Retail Price:$840.00
Price: $587.90
You save: 30%

Black Friday sale!

Carolyne Wine Glass
Christmas crystal collection sale!
Available in cobalt blue, emerald green, amethyst purple, azzurro light blue, dark ruby red, gold amber and gold ruby colors this genuine cased, mouth-blown, hand-cut, 24% lead crystal white wine glass and is recommended for drinking select white wines...
Retail Price: $146.50
Price: $131.90
Carolyne Wine Glass

Retail Price:$146.50
Price: $131.90
You save: 10%

Christmas crystal collection sale!


 

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Colored crystal votives for Christmas
Mercy Votive
dark ruby red, amethyst purple, gold amber yellow
Jewel Votive
amethyst purple, gold amber yellow
Neriah Votive
emerald green

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