How to care for your GMG glassware and Stemware:Do not expose to rapid temperature changes or extremes of temperature.
Taking a few moments to care for your glassware will help keep it brilliant and clear throughout a lifetime of use. We recommend the following care:
Do not place in the microwave, oven, dishwasher, or freezer.Avoid placing in direct sunlight.
For best results, avoid contact with metal utensils when stirring or serving.
Store your glassware right side up; do not stack vessels. Avoid sliding or twirling the glass.
Avoid contact with hard or abrasive materials. You may wish to cover display areas with protective felt.
Avoid packing glassware in newspaper or other moisture-absorbing materials for long periods of time; soft cloth or bubble wrap is preferable.
Cleaning your glassware:
Hand wash using a non-abrasive (mild soap like dish washing liquid) cleaner in warm water. You can not use any type of chemical cleaner like Windex. You may wish to cushion the sink with a towel or rubber mat.
If stains appear on the vessel, gently rub with half a lemon, wash with vinegar, or soak the interior with powdered dentifrice dissolved in lukewarm water.
In areas with very hard water and high mineral content, distilled water will help prevent staining.
To dry, use a soft, lint-free cloth, or air dry.
To avoid scratching, dust with a soft, lint-free cloth dampened in a mild solution of 1-part ammonia to 3-parts water.
How The GMG Glassware and Stemware is Made
Each piece in this line of mouth-blown and hand-decorated crystal is produced individually in the European country of Romania. The Milano Collection provokes the mind and stimulates the eyes with its unpredictable swirl design, and "stained glass" like finish. Not only is the creative process time consuming, it is also demanding. Each glass is a piece of art created by a worker best described as an artisan. We’ve prepared this to give you a better idea of what goes into producing these wares.
Glass blowing is the art of creating an object from molten glass by blowing air into it utilizing a tube. The glass in the oven takes days to melt (the oven is never turned off). The artisan collects molten glass onto the tip of his blow rod, being careful to accumulate just the right amount for the piece to be blown. To apply the intricate cobalt glass pattern, one craftsman rotates the blob of glass on its axis while another dabs a rod into molten cobalt and spins a thin strand of the material onto the lower portion of the piece. Each ware is then blown to the proper thickness and into the proper shape by mouth. When the glass is just right, the piece is taken out and allowed to cool.
After the glass is cooled, other craftsmen paint the vivid colors within the pattern using different colored luster and 24k gold. One last firing ensures that the color will last a long, long time.
Glass blowing is the art of creating an object from molten glass by blowing air into a utilizing tube. The glass in the oven takes days to melt (the oven is never turned off). The artisan collects molten glass on the tip of his blow rod, being careful to accumulate just the right about for the piece to be blown.
Once the shape of the glass has been achieved, the glass is cooled. It is then sent onto etching stations where the grape pattern is cut by hand into the glass. Different craftsmen cut the different pieces of the etching: one person etches the grapes, another the vine , and yet another the leaves. When the glass etching is complete, the glass is polished and sent to the painting station. Here the etchings are painted by hand, using natural luster and real gold. Once the piece is in its final shape, it is fired one more time to ensure long-lasting strength, durability, and color.