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A masterpiece of glass craftsmanship

Things get hot in Ritzenhoff's own glassworks. More precisely, it's about 1500 degrees Celsius. These temperatures are needed to melt glass from quartz sand, soda, lime, potash and potassium nitrate. The result is not just any glass - the very finest crystal glass according to strict specifications leaves the blast furnace to be shaped in countless forms into beautiful glasses for every occasion. The glasses are then elaborately refined using a variety of decorative techniques. Many of the decorations are still applied to the glass by hand. It is not unusual for real gold or platinum to be used. This is very elaborate, but necessary to meet our quality standards of producing truly exceptional and sophisticated glass creations.