ABOUT THE COLLECTION
A name synonymous with elegance and luxury, Waterford was founded in 1783 by George and William Penrose in the ancient Viking city of Waterford. From the start, the principle that has guided the company for more than 200 years is simple: handcraft crystal "as fine as any in Europe...in the most elegant style."
The Penrose family knew the secret to mixing just the right minerals and glass to produce crystal with beautiful and mysterious qualities. When tapped, it sang sweetly. When touched, it felt warm and soft. The magnificent pieces crafted in Waterford's early period set the standards now recognized as the hallmarks of Waterford Crystal.
Today, Waterford is the world's top producer of fine crystal, and continues to be the brand of choice for the most elegant of table settings and luxury lifestyle accoutrement.
The Classic Collection
Bring centuries of tradition into your home with Waterford Crystal - a luxurious collection of traditional and contemporary tabletop items from one of Europe’s most iconic brands. Handcrafted in Europe using high-quality crystal, each Waterford piece will add elegance and prestige to your home.
Marquis by Waterford
Discover attainable luxuries from Marquis by Waterford - an exquisite collection of traditional and contemporary tabletop items for your home. Built upon centuries of tradition, Waterford’s most affordable collection contains designs crafted from crystal and Crystalline, a premium glass construction offering the same weight and clarity of lead crystal.
House of Waterford
Add a breathtaking, ageless elegance to any room with Waterford’s premier collection - House of Waterford. Built upon centuries of tradition, House of Waterford offers meticulously and superbly crafted fine crystal from Ireland. Every piece in the collection exudes exquisite quality and a luxurious aesthetic reminiscent of the designs admired in the most renowned museums.
ABOUT THE GUEST
Like his father, Tom Brennan was born in Waterford City, Ireland. From a young age, he aspired to follow in his father Leo's footsteps, carrying on the 200-year tradition of fine crystal craftsmanship. As a young boy, he recalls going to the factory gate to meet his father in the evening. His career with Waterford was launched in 1986 when he began his apprenticeship, learning crystal glass blowing and design techniques. Ever the craftsman, Tom's glass blowing expertise and his experimentation with new designs and shapes allows him to transform dreams into beautiful, hand-crafted works of art.
ABOUT THE GUEST
Arbiter of style and Waterford celebrity spokesperson Jorge Pèrez is a renowned Cuban-American fashion designer & entertaining expert. A wedding industry icon, Jorge has spent many years working in luxury tabletop and fashion design. A regular Waterford guest on ShopHQ for more than six years, Jorge contributes to leading online and print publications and has worked with some of the world's most famous designers. Enjoy Jorge's bubbling personality as he demonstrates how easy it is to entertain in style by introducing signature Waterford designs to your home.