The coloured crystal glasses of the year 2018
Every year, Pantone, the global color authority, calls together a panel to select a color of the year. In 2018 ultra violet was called a colour of the year. This rich hue is inspired by galaxies and exploration. In the home, we will see it in rich velvet through the winter and then more vibrant accessories and floral prints going into the summer. Our purple high ball and whiskey glasses received an excessive coverage in local, national and international press over the last two month.
Is it safe to drink from lead crystal?
This blog post focusses on explaining the real issue around the health and safety of lead crystal glassware. Despite the roumors about crystal causing a health risk to consumers, there has been no scientific evidence given to support this thesis. The lead content in our everyday diet and the environment is higher than when we consume from crystal decanters. It is safe to consume from crystal glassware provided you don't store your spirits for months in them.