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What are some unique crystal paperweights?

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Some unique crystal paperweights include the Evolution and the Celestial by Waterford Crystal in Ireland, and the Val St. Lambert Bubble Weight, made in Belgium. The Broadfield House Glass Museum in Dudley, England, has an entire collection of unusual paperweights from around the world. According to the American Cut Glass Association, after World War II the commercial American cut-glass industry mostly died out. Examples of American paperweights are on exhibit at the museum.

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Waterford is a well-known brand around the world. The Evolution paperweight is made to look like an agate rock, with different colored bands inside a clear crystal oval. Several of these paperweights may be produced, but each has bands of different shapes and sizes, making each paperweight unique.

The Celestial paperweight is a teardrop shape, made by putting a blue glass dusted with metal flakes inside of a clear shell. The tip is elongated, and the metal pieces create masses of air bubbles. Like the Evolution, each paperweight is unique because of the shape of the teardrop, how the blue glass settles inside the clear and the formation of the bubbles.

The Val St. Lambert Bubble Weight, made in 1990, is a stand-alone creation. It has a dark blue inner core surrounded by clear crystal that has its own pattern of bubbles.

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