Our quality lead free crystal glasses are etched with GEE and HAW so it won’t come off and will let you share many special drinks with special people. Packaged in sets of 2, with GEE HAW description card enclosed.
1. CRYSTAL IS STRONGER AND THUS THINNER THAN GLASS.
Glass stemware has thick bowls and rims; the material needs a certain thickness not to break. Crystal is a much harder material, so it’s used to create thin, elegant, ultra-thin wine glasses. There’s nothing more pleasurable than picking up a delicate crystal wine glass and feel the thin rim kissing your lips as you sip your favorite beverage. You’ll never get that feeling with a glass vessel.
2. CRYSTAL HAS MORE BRILLIANCE AND CLARITY THAN GLASS.
Crystal is a noble material. It has refracting properties like a prism, decomposing the light coming through in the form of a rainbow. Crystal glasses are glossier and more transparent than glass; they have a sparkly personality and an incredible brightness. If you’re into tasting, you know that the sense of sight plays a big part in enjoying it. The colors are better appreciated in a crystal glass, whether they’re ruby-red, garnet, pale, straw, or golden-hued.
3. CRYSTAL IS ART.
Of course, today, both crystal and glass stemware is made in factories, but the best producers emulate the blown stemware made by artisans in the old days. With thin rims and smooth joins from base to stem to bowl. The best machine blown crystal glasses have an undescriptive noble essence and are incredibly precise; consistent shapes and identical measures, every time. You can feel their noble character as you pick them up, they’re beautiful — authentic pieces of art.
4. TODAY, BOTH OPTIONS ARE DISHWASHER SAFE.
For a time, a huge advantage of glass stemware over crystal was the fact that, since glass is inert and non-porous, it’s dishwasher safe. Traditional lead crystal is porous and not suitable for washing in the appliance. This is not the case anymore, most crystal is dishwasher safe now, so sip your beverage and relax without having to clean afterwards.
5. CRYSTAL IS MORE DURABLE.
Although crystal glasses are thinner than your average glass stemware, crystal is a stronger material, and it lasts longer. Of course, they should be handled with care (watch out for the kids!) but your collection of glasses will never lose its shiny personality, and they’ll hardly ever scratch.
What is Gee Haw?
First versions of Gee and Haw were recorded as early as 1628. English farmers used these voice commands to get their animals to turn right (Gee) or left (Haw). Literally translated, it meant Hey and Go!
Through the centuries, these commands have continued to be used by people working their draft horses — to farm, to build roads, and to settle our nation. These gentle giants powered our pioneer society with a quiet strength, patience, and dependability that conquered adversity and created a better quality of life for all of us.
Today, Gee Haw is used by horsemen, dog sledders and has become a slang term for people that work well together.