b'Crystal Care Instructions Sand Cast AluminumDue to the delicate nature of glass and crystal, hand washing isSterlings aluminum products are food safe. Each piece is sand cast recommended. Dry with a lint-free cloth to prevent scratching.and polished from a metal alloy consisting mostly of aluminum. Slight To avoid breakage, do not expose glass or crystal to extremevariations in finish and surface texture are the result of this handmade temperatures or to abrupt temperature changes. process, and are considered intrinsic to their unique design. The acids in certain foods may cause discoloration. A light coating of vegetable Glass oil prior to use can help prevent this. If polishing or extra cleaning The process of glassmaking has remained essentially the same sincebecomes necessary, apply a non-abrasive metal polish and gently buff ancient times. Most glass is a mixture of silica, obtained from beds ofwith a soft cotton cloth.fine sand or from pulverized sandstone, an alkali to lower the melting point, usually a form of soda or potash for finer glass, lime as aSilver-Platedstabilizer and cullet (waste glass to assist in melting the mixture).Silver-plated products are genuine silver, plated over brass.Silver-plated products are all lead-free and food safe. All silverThe materials are fused at high temperatures in seasoned kilns, boiledwill tarnish over time, particularly in humid conditions. If polishingdown, skimmed, and cooled several hundreds of degrees. The moltenis necessary, use a silver polishing compound and gently buff theglass is ladled or poured into molds and pressed or blown (sometimessurface with a soft cotton cloth so as not to erode or scratch plating.into molds). The shaped glass is annealed to relieve stresses caused by manipulation, then is slowly cooled. Nickel-PlatedNickel-plated products are genuine nickel, plated over brass. This Non-Lead Crystal/Crystalline durable finish is highly tarnish resistant. To clean, gently buff the Non-lead crystal is glass with a high content of potash, yieldingsurface with a soft cotton cloth.weight, clarity and sparkle without adding lead content.Copper-PlatedFull Lead Crystal* Copper-plated products are genuine copper, plated over brass. This The addition of lead to the glassmaking process yields a product withdurable finish is tarnish resistant. To clean, gently buff the surface with increased luster, clarity and weight. It is also a slightly softer materiala soft cotton cloth.than glass, which lends itself well to hand cutting and polishing. Leaded crystal varies in lead composition, but to be considered full lead crystal,Antiqued Brassthe lead content must be 24% or higher. The higher the lead content,Antiqued brass products are brass-plated with a layer of antique finish the more sparkle is achieved, but more skill is required to form a shapeand lacquer-sealed. This durable finish is tarnish-resistant. To clean, at the blowing stage. gently buff the surface with a soft cloth.Optical Crystal Acacia WoodOptical crystal is among the finest of all crystals available. WithAcacia wood products are handcrafted from acacia wood, a sustainable no lead content, it is clarified to a 100% optically clear state byhardwood grown and replanted in Thailand. Food safe. Hand clean with the addition of barium, which results in a perfectly flawless cleara damp cloth.glass that shines brightly under any light source. Optical crystal is manufactured in large thick sheets, and while still molten, isBamboo Woodsubjected to tremendous pressure to insure no bubbles, flow lines orBamboo wood products are handcrafted from bamboo, a durable stalk other distortion. Optical crystal is 100% lead free and extremely hard. fiber sustainably harvested from China. Food safe. Hand wash in soap Starfire Crystal and warm water. Towel dry or air dry on edge. Starfire crystal is a lead-free, low iron product that presents highLeatheretteclarity resembling that of optical crystal, but at lower cost. HighlyOur leatherette collection features soft faux leather productspolished, this material produces a bright white sparkle and iswith distinctive colors revealed beneath the surface when engraved for therefore sometimes referred to as white glass. maximum logo presentation.Cased CrystalA unique artistic technique where clear crystal is permanently encased in a translucent layer of richly colored crystal.PewterPewter is a metal alloy consisting primarily of tin. Pewter does not tarnish. Always wash pewter products by hand in warm soapy water and dry with a soft cotton towel. Pewter products are all hand crafted and are food safe, containing no lead.*Attention California residents. Proposition 65WARNING: Consuming foods or beverages that have been kept or served in leaded crystal products or handling products made of leaded crystal will expose you to leada chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.164'