House of Waterford Crystal – Our Trademark & Treats!
Autumn Is Here!
The air is crisp and the darker evenings are slowing beginning to set in. Why not brighten up your day and add some sparkle with a piece from the stunning Waterford Jewellery Collection. Each piece is authenticated with the iconic Waterford Seahorse emblem and the collection consists of both classic and contemporary design.
Visit the beautiful Brand Experience and Retail Store to browse extensive collections. Find the perfect treat for yourself or even get a head start on your holiday shopping list! Afterwards, stop by The Crystal Cafe for delicious breakfast and lunch options available to enjoy in the outdoor heated terrace area or to take away.
Why is the seahorse the trademark of Waterford Crystal?
It’s a story with a curious beginning, carried forward by a mix of inspiration and logic to an entirely fitting conclusion.
Legend has it that in 1947 when Mr. Bill Dolfin was the Personnel Manager of Waterford, he decided that the company needed a distinctive label for its crystal. Discussions turned to the Waterford City Coat of Arms, which has two supports, a sea creature and a lion, and it was suggested the sea creature could be modified into an image to suit the label. After all, this heraldic creature symbolises Waterford’s maritime connections – in the Middle Ages Waterford was Ireland’s largest port – and it was the potential for exporting that had attracted the founders of Waterford Crystal here in the first place. There was some uncertainty as to exactly what kind of sea creature the heraldic creation was, but Bill Dolfin quickly declared it to be a dolphin. It was no secret, that, as he shared a similar sounding name to the said sea creature, he believed his association with Waterford Crystal would live on in posterity!
While it was generally agreed that the sea creature of the Waterford City Coat of Arms bore little similarity to a dolphin, it was felt it did vaguely resemble a seahorse. Mr. Havel, Waterford’s Chief Designer from the early 1940’s, then proffered two very convincing reasons as to why the seahorse would be appropriate for the Waterford symbol.
Beautiful Vanity Table Essentials…
Find the perfect pieces for your vanity table – from a classic Lismore Perfume Bottle to our Waterford Crystal Heart Box, there is a range of gorgeous pieces to add those all-important finishing touches to your table.
The White Silver Circle Pendant
Inspired by the beauty of Ireland’s idyllic coastlines and sparkling seascapes, this beautiful sterling silver pendant necklace features a stunning halo of Cubic Zirconia gemstones that radiate beauty, luxury and style. The crystal clear shine of the gems dazzle beautifully to make this necklace the perfect accessory for both everyday and evening wear.
The Triple Circle Open Center Pendant
Add a touch of class to your ensemble with this divine swirl pendant. Adorned with pristine Cubic Zirconia gemstones, the stunning sterling silver triple swirl pendant produces an eye-catching sparkle that you’ll fall in love with time and time again.
Browse The Collection for More…
Lightweight, delicate and stylishly presented in a signature Waterford gift box, our range of jewellery is a perfect gift for a loved one. Browse our collection online, in-store or call us for more details.