English Crystal's Royal Family
Royal Brierley was honoured with its first Royal Warrant by King George V. This has been renewed by each successive monarch. No other crystal manufacturer has received this accolade. The Royal Warrant is a unique tribute to the quality and craftsmanship of Royal Brierley' s full lead crystal and is your warranty that when you buy Royal Brierley you are buying the finest. Royal Brierley is a glassmaking tradition dating back to the 17th century when the Huguenots arrived in England fleeing from religious persecution in Europe. They arrived with little but their glassmaking skills and were attracted to Brierley Hill because of the availability of wood, coal and fireclay. The Huguenot glassmakers married into local families and by 1776 the Company known today as Royal Brierley Crystal had been formed.