Suggestions for Helping You Preserve Your Crystal and Glass
When moving crystal and glass items, always carry one piece at a time. It is best to place your hands around the body of the object rather than using an existing handle, rim, or spout for support.
Be sure you have a level space of adequate size available to place the object, and a clear path to move, before removing the piece from its original location.
Carry objects from room to room or up and down stairs in a padded basket or box rather than in your hands.
Use soft padding to prevent your glass objects from clinking against each other.
Contact a conservator for intervention if:
Your item cracks.
Stemware needs to be repaired.
Parts are missing or broken in pieces.
Your item has been self-repaired in the past.