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What are some well-known crystal manufacturers?

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Waterford and Baccarat are two of the most well-known crystal manufacturers, as of 2015. Waterford began manufacturing crystal in 1783 and created crystal chandeliers for Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. The company also created the New Year's Eve Times Square ball.

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Baccarat began manufacturing crystal in 1816. Renowned for creating chandeliers for palaces, mansions and cathedrals, the company also creates tableware and crystals for household use. Swarovski is another well-known crystal manufacturer that creates many smaller pieces of crystal, such as figurines and jewelry. Swarovski uses a swan logo on all pieces it creates, and it is one of the most recognizable logos in crystal collecting.

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