According to the history books, the Venetians started making glassware in the 15th century. The French followed on by building three glassware factories in Baccarat, Clichy and St Louis in 1845. The items produced from the factories became popular with serious glassware collectors because they were unique. That has led on to the popularity of personalized glass paperweights being presented as gifts for individuals.
The products of several glassware specialists have become famous throughout the world. They have a reputation for producing the unusual as well as the standard but good quality glassware. Serious collectors will pay large amounts of money to add a particular producers glassware to their collection.
If you want quality, you will have to pay for it, but hopefully it will not cost you anywhere near as much as some of the collectors pieces on the market. A visit to a glass works will give you the opportunity to watch the products being made. You will have the opportunity to browse the displays of paperweights to get some ideas on what can be achieved.
If you are buying with a particular person in mind, you can ensure that the message or design means something to them. It might be to mark a special occasion, or to commemorate them achieving a goal. It can be constant reminder of their achievement or that special occasion.
Glassware can be purely decorative, or it might be used in the office or the home for practical uses. It is worth it to pay that little bit more to have it personalized. You can expect it to be a gift that brings years of pleasure.
Personalized glass paperweights come in an array of colors and sizes. They are generally made from a solid piece of glassware, that holds your message or design feature in the center. Depending on the size they may be very heavy.