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 would guide the company for more than 200 years was simple: handcraft crystal "as fine as any in Europe...in the most elegant style."
The Penrose's 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.
About Marquis by Waterford®
For over 20 years, Marquis by Waterford has offered customers distinctive style and value. Designed by Waterford and manufactured in various countries around the world, Marquis features the same high quality in an assortment of styles - from traditional to contemporary. Marquis' premium glass construction offers the same weight and clarity as lead crystal, at a price that allows you to purchase multiple pieces for yourself and for others. Make everyday special with Marquis by Waterford!
About Evolution by Waterford®
With dramatic colors and shapes, Evolution elevates Waterford to another level in home decor. Suitable for contemporary homes, the colorful art pieces also refresh classic looks. Each Evolution piece is mouth blown and hand finished for premium style. Add a splash of modern interest to any room with an Evolution by Waterford item.
About House of Waterford®
Experience the elegance of Waterford's premier collection with House of Waterford. This meticulously crafted collection is made in Waterford's iconic factory in Ireland, using centuries-old techniques of glass blowing and hand finishing. Each piece is so exquisite that, until now, one could only find such beauty in museums.
About Jorge Perez
Who better than Jorge Perez, U.S. director of Editor Relations and Special Events for Waterford Crystal to present the extraordinary collections of Waterford? Mr. Perez is a seasoned tabletop authority, with specific expertise in the bridal world. He is considered to be the national spokesperson for Waterford, a role that encompasses expertise in both bridal and tabletop.
Mr. Perez has helped to launch many important Waterford designer collaborations, including Vera Wang, Marc Jacobs and Robert Mondavi by Waterford. He also hosts events involving Jim O'Leary, and Lord Wedgwood, in addition to entertaining special appearances by celebrity spokespeople for the lines.
Jorge has contributed to and been the focus of many articles, while also lending his knowledge of the bridal and home market to a variety of television shows. Considered to be an "entertaining with style" expert/guru, Mr. Perez's show credits include such titles as: "What Every Bride Needs to Know", "How to Set the Perfect Table", "Etiquette for Today's Lifestyle", and "Wardrobing Your China- How to Make it Last a Lifetime".
In his spare time, Mr. Perez enjoys entertaining, cooking and traveling the world. He is a proud graduate of UCLA, and is equally proud of his Cuban heritage and New York upbringing.
Tune in and join Jorge to discover the historic beauty and elegance of Waterford. You'll learn all about these amazing pieces, plus glean valuable knowledge and advice on how to make your next special event more unforgettable than ever.