The rich heritage and craftsmanship of Waterford Crystal spans centuries, with origins that date back to 18th century Ireland. The company of Waterford was first established in 1783 on land adjacent to Merchants’ Quay in the heart of the Irish harbour town of Waterford, just minutes from the present day House of Waterford Crystal.
Its founders, brothers William and George Penrose, were important developers and principal exporters in the city. Their vision was to "create the finest quality crystal for drinking vessels and objects of beauty for the home." More than two hundred and thirty years later, Waterford continues to be recognised as the world’s finest crystal and distinguishes itself as a luxury lifestyle brand that inspires a refined, superior standard of living.