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What are some of the different patterns on Waterford crystal?

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As of 2015, Waterford offers more than 50 crystal patterns. Popular Waterford crystal patterns in a traditional style include Colleen Encore, Lismore, Hospitality, Wedding Heirloom and Waterford Love. Waterford crystal patterns that incorporate a modern flair include Rebel, Siren, Merrill, Light and John Rocha Signature.

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Customers can see all of the current Waterford crystal patterns and view photos by visiting Waterford.com and clicking on the Collections tab. Click on the Shop tab at the company's home page to purchase crystal lighting, tableware, engraved gifts, drinkware and other Waterford items.

Waterford's unique crystal products are handcrafted, so natural variations occur in the pieces. The Waterford website explains that small seeds or bubbles in crystal are not flaws, but instead they are items that form during the melting or fusing process. Tiny lines or cords also sometimes occur during the fusing process. These small distinctions are usually visible when light passes through the piece, and they serve to enhance its beauty and individuality.

The Fiskars Group, which includes Waterford, Gerber, Wedgewood and Iittala, was established in 1649 as an inworks in Finland. Today, the brand sells high-quality items in more than 500 countries around the globe. The Fiskars Group employs more than 8,600 workers in 30 countries.

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