Waterford Crystal Patterns


Lismore is the most enduring crystal-cut in history. Its beauty and elegance had made it Waterford’s most loved collection. In 1952 the Lismore Collection was launched. Now over 65 years later it is the only design from this period that still remains. Of all of Waterford Crystal’s cuts Lismore is the most loved. Lismore will add grace and beauty to any home.

Lismore Castle in the village of Lismore, Co. Waterford inspired the collection. The Lismore Castle is perched spectacularly on a cliff high above the River Backwater near the Knockmealdown Mountains. It has passed through many owners and endured many wars. It was once the seat of archbishops; from Sir Walter Raleigh to the Earl of Cork and it has been in the possession of the Dukes of Devonshire for centuries.

The leaded windows and turrets of the picturesque Castle have been recreated in the cutting pattern. A classic crystal that has simple cuts and balanced beauty are as fresh today as they were when they were first inspired. It is the combination of wedge cuts and open plain diamond cutting, which has become synonymous with the Lismore Collection.

2013 celebrated the 60th anniversary of Lismore. The Lismore 60th Anniversary Collection acclaims a design so esteemed and iconic it has been admired and emulated for 60 years as the zenith of perfection, brilliance and beauty. The celebration piece of the collection, the Lismore Saucer Champagne, venerates both an esteemed crystal pattern and the universal symbol of chic elegance and sophistication. We celebrate a special toast to the next sixty years of Lismore and the dream of living a crystal life!

Lismore Diamond

The Lismore Diamond collection is a strikingly modern reinterpretation of Lismore Classic design. It was introduced in 2012 to commemorate the 60th Anniversary, which is diamond jubilee.

The patterns incorporates the alternating height uprights, which are representative of the classic design. In addition to the upright cut, ring cuts were introduced and when combined with the upright cut, it creates diamond facets, which are representative of the Diamond Jubilee.

Lismore Connoisseur

Premium quality spirits can only be fully and truly appreciated when experienced in the proper glass. The Waterford Lismore Connoisseur Whiskey Series is a crowning achievement of crystal craftsmanship and the pinnacle of elite fine whiskey enjoyment. Single malt whiskeys, craft scotches and artisanal bourbons deserve as much crystal appreciation as fine wine.

Each tasting glass in the collection is created by Waterford designers and whiskey professionals to bring out the best in every good bottle. It allows for full enjoyment of appearance, aroma, taste and finish.

Wild Atlantic Way

The Wild Atlantic Way is a tourism trail on the West Coast of Ireland. The 2500 Km driving route passes through nine counties and three provinces.

The House of Waterford Crystal designers have created a new range of modern gift and barware that captures the power and dynamism of this magnificent place, home to some of the most scenic attractions on the Emerald Isle.


This is a pattern that was first introduced in 1986 and through searching through the Havel archives the pattern has been reintroduced once more. Named after a pivotal time in the brands history, the design mirrors the pattern created by a skyline.

The suite features in House of Waterford Collection, Designer Studio and as part of our product range in Stem and Barware.


Who has not heard of the beauty of an Irish Colleen? Here is a Waterford Crystal suite that holds a charm as bewitching and as magical as fair girl’s loveliness. Distinctive in its olive and diamond cuts; Colleen is a striking collection of classic, stylish pieces that resonate with all the tradition, authenticity and heritage of Waterford. There are some pleasures in life that never grow old – such as savouring the seductive aromas of a truly fine cognac from a Colleen brandy glass.

Colleen, The Gaelic word for young lass, is often heard in tender ballads, sweetly sung by Irish tenors at taverns the country over. Steeped in history, Colleen has the richness of panelled walls and opulent interiors – there is a special Luminescence to this cut. The intricate diamond cutting offset by gracefully fluted ovals, with a close diamond pattern on the buttoned stem. This is one of the most richly cut of all Waterford Crystal suites.)

Olives are cut in the crystal using the smooth surface of a carved wheel. The cutter carves out an oval in the crystal similar to the shape of the fruit for which it is named. The Colleen suite complements the soft lines of Olives with a series of closely cut symmetrically lines arranged to give a diamond-like appearance. The depth of this cut contributes to the unique brilliance of Waterford Crystal. It is one of the more advanced cut types the apprentice cutter must master.

Irish Lace

Deliberately woven with fine crystal cuts, this collection is a sparkling celebration of an artistic tradition.

The Irish Lace Vase has been treasured for its delicate exquisite beauty inspired by the designs of Irish lace. The complex pattern of diamond cuts exudes sparkle, fan cuts and crisscross wedge cuts celebrate the artistry of lace making.

Inspired by the Irish Lace industry with fine crystal cuts in the centre echo the intricate lace patterns that define this piece. The rings separate the deep wedge cuts on the base.


Seahorse remains designer Jim O’Leary’s signature pattern and features a complex repeat cutting pattern in an interpretive seahorse motif.

The seahorse both the trademark of Waterford Crystal and included in the crest of the city of Waterford Ireland, and as such, held great meaning to designer Jim O’Leary.

Exceptional pieces in the Seahorse Collection are hand crafted at the House of Waterford Crystal, the crystal artisan studio in the heart of the Waterford City, Ireland.