The name Waterford is synonymous with quality. Created by hand in the city of Waterford, Ireland more than 200 years ago, this well-crafted glassware appeared in the homes of the well-to-do families throughout Europe, and even gained the admiration of the British royal family. Waterford Crystal pieces are valuable because they contain very intricate design elements, and the process to create them is both complex and labor intensive. The larger the piece, the more detail it includes, and the more expensive it is purchase. The cost of these works-of-art varies, with prices ranging from €35 for an ornate seahorse memento, up to €11,350 for a 12-arm crystal chandelier.