Glass or Crystal!?
Vintage treasure hunting is one of my favorite things to do. I didn’t put much thought into what materials many of my vintage finds were …until I went to list them and was asked. I had NO CLUE how to tell the difference between glass and crystal- so I called my dad! My dad has restored antiques for years, attended antique auctions for years, and has a pretty large (and very particular) collection of vintage crystal- so I figured he would know. He told me to FLICK it! He said you flick it and crystal makes a unique- more high pitched ringing, glass doesn’t- it just kind of thuds. At first I thought he was joking, was I really supposed to go around flicking things- and not only that but I thought it was going to be ridiculously difficult to really hear a difference. So I got off the phone kind of laughing and went to flicking! To my amazement I was totally able to hear the “ring” he was talking about and the “non-ring” sound of glass!! I’m sure there are vintage treasure hunters out there that have been doing this for a lot longer than me, and have other tips – and I would love to hear and share any, but this is just one little resource for other vintage treasure collectors out there that may not have known…. Happy Hunting!