Glass vs Shatterproof

 

Why Glass?

Glass offers the absolute best available finish. Glass ornaments are created from molten glass to form an orb shape. Since the unit does not use a traditional mold, there is absolutely no seam and the finish is as smooth as it gets. Our glass is also silvered, offering the best possible color definition.

 

If your goal is to obtain the absolute best quality, smoothest surface, and best color definition, then the glass ornament is for you.

 

Ideal for: Artisans, painters, and traditional home décor.

 

Sizes: 2⅝" (67mm) and 3¼” (83mm)

 

 

Why Shatterproof?

Shatterproof ornaments continue to grow in popularity because of their utility and flexibility. While the market continues to offer improved shatterproof ornaments, they will never reach the same standards as glass. Shatterproof ornaments will always contain at least a small visible seam, due to the nature of their production. Shatterproof ornaments also contain a softer surface, making them more susceptible to scratches and damage than glass. The shatterproof coating is as tough as or tougher than glass and will stand up to the elements including better UV protection. Due to the aluminized sub straight, the colors may have a bit of a grey tint. Finally, shatterproof is great for décor that could be subjected to elements that would break glass.

 

Ideal for: Homes with kids / pets, outdoor décor, and commercial style decorating.

 

Sizes: 2 1/3” (60mm), 3.15” (80mm), 4” (100mm), 6” (150mm), 8” (200mm), 10" (250mm), and 12" (300mm)