Five crystal drinking glasses for ritzy sipping

Give 'em the ol' razzle dazzle.
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Polished but not ostentatious, crystal glassware is timeless and evokes elegance upon any table, or within any cabinet.

Distinguishing itself from regular glass by its minerals, density and artisanship, this refined subcategory is brighter, thinner and clearer – making for some pretty ritzy vessels for your drink – boozy or otherwise.

Whether you’re wanting to elevate your cold-pressed juice presentation or add some pizazz to the bar cart, a set of crystal drinking glasses would not go astray by any means.

Read on for our curated edit of the glamourised glass that shines bright in any hand.

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Five crystal glassware sets for elevated hydration

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Waterford Lismore Nouveau drinking glass pair, $269 at Myer

Featuring the Lismore pattern of ‘brilliance and clarity’, these classic Waterford drinking glasses are elegant but not ostentatious – hitting the sweet spot of crystal glassware.


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Georg Jensen Bernadotte low tumbler set of 6, $81.15 at Finnish Design Shop

First designed by Swedish Prince Sigvard Bernadotte in the 1930s, the Bernadotte collection was inspired by the functionalist movement. Marrying clean lines with Scandinavian practicality, this Georg Jensen tumbler set is a timeless addition to the glassware cabinet.


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Aerin Sophia crystal tumblers set of 4, $456.82 at NET-A-PORTER

These Aerin tumblers bring the glitz and glamour to hydration. Made in Italy from faceted crystal, the Sophia set is fluted with gold-painted rims and inspired by vintage design.


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Baccarat Harcourt 1841 highball glass pair, $535 at Harrods

French-made and revered for its regal design, the Harcourt 1841 is Baccarat’s oldest collection and has served as the pattern of choice for the Queen of Thailand and King of Morocco – and now perhaps, you.


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Waterford Circon highball glass pair, $212 at Harrods

A contemporary take on a traditional craft, the Circon highballs by Waterford feature a circular design that was inspired by rum and the sunny Caribbean.


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