ThunderThighs wrote:I'm sorry about the problem with the DOF glasses. If you feel that you didn't get the product described, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Mine look pretty good - I wasn't planning to open them right away, but after reading the comments above, I did , just to compare. The wine glass boxes were new, but the DOF box was a little old, like it had been returned. Both styles had Macy's $19.99 stickers on them. There was some bubble wrap stuffed into one of the DOF glasses. But... everything inside was fine. Both are "sparkx" - the wine glass stems are "titanium" reinforced... not sure, but they may be more durable than the old ones (could be why they changed the formula - old reviews for the DOF critiqued their durability. Seems these will be ok for daily use, which is what I had in mind, and the DOFs are kind of stackable, which is handy. Neither are 'fine' crystal - didn't expect them to be .... but I can see how it might be disappointing if you are trying to match a set and the new ones are made differently. The wine glasses are much better than I'd anticipated, and they have a nice 'ring' to them when clinked (vs clunked). For about $3 apiece, I think they're fine. Finally, since I occasionally complain about the careless way stuff is tossed into a shipping box unprotected, figured I might as well send out some kudos this time. These were double bubblewrapped and wedged tightly into the exterior carton -- all perfect. Good job, Woot!
PS The Luigi Bormioli site says: Michelangelo Masterpiece drinkware is machine-blown in Parma, Italy and made in Luigi Bormioli's proprietary SPARKX formula. A glass produced in SPARKX is ultraclear and break-resistant. The beautifully drawn stems are reinforced with titanium. Lead-free and dishwasher-safe. Online price there (with free shipping) is $27.