Sterling Silver Goblet Sterling Silver Goblets For Sale Mon, 22 Aug 2011 16:27:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 4650255 What Is A El De Uberti Silver Goblet Tue, 16 Sep 2008 21:51:00 +0000 The El De Uberti Silver Goblet is a special type of sterling silver goblet that was produced by an Italian manufacturer. Most of the goblets made by the de Uberti company are considered antiques now. They are very hard to get your hands onto and if you can you should hold onto them.

What makes them special is that they are made of the highest quality. Italian silver goblets are special for any occasion because they make and dinner setting really stand out. Most de Uberti silver goblets are 5 inches tall and 3 inches wide at the top. The base is usually 2.5 inches in diameter and each goblet weighs around 150-160 grams. The only way you can tell if you are purchasing an authentic set of de Uberti silver goblets is to look for the de Uberti crown logo, the initials “EL” and the word “Italy” stamped on the bottom. Be certain to look for those trademarks when purchasing de Uberti silver goblets. If you do not then you are just being sold any old sterling silver goblet.

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Is It Not Classy To Play Beer Pong With Sterling Silver Or Pewter Goblets Thu, 28 Aug 2008 21:20:28 +0000

Beer Pong has been known to of been played on a variety of tables and in different settings. Primarily for college students around the world this game has stayed with young professionals after college. Most college students drink of choice would be to find the cheapest beer that your local community party store would sell. It only makes sense to go this route because beer does get spilt from time to time and a lot of your friends want to play too. With the game not costing a lot to play and the materials needed can be used again if needed it really is the perfect social drinking game.

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What happens after you graduate from college and you start to make some money? Are you going to give up on this game that was probably a mainstay somewhere during your weekend for the last two years of college life? Probably not. All that is going to change is the ingredients and the materials. Everything else stays the same. Its a game that once you play your going to be hooked. It builds teamwork and challenges a part of your athletic talent.

Since you have a little extra money in your pocket you can at least be able to afford a beer that everybody will like and one that will not mess up your stomach the next day. You might even have kept the custom table that you and your roommates spent hours making to let all competitors know that this is your home table. But what about the cups? The classic keg cups will always work, but what about if you don’t have those around and all you can find is those sterling silver and pewter goblets you were given to as a Christmas or wedding present. If by using these are you not keeping it classy by using a very nice piece of drinking pieces or are you taking this game to the next level of your life?

The answer is that it all depends. Using sterling silver goblets or pewter goblets to play beer pong might make it a hard game. The goblets are just too strong and the ping pong ball will be bouncing all over the place. You will have to have a perfect shot because your not going to get any lucky bounces. It would be funny to see people using those goblets as a replacement for the plastic cups. If anything your also protecting the environment since you would not have to be buying a dozen new plastic cups every time you want to play. ]]> 44 Whats A Better Buy: A Pewter Or Sterling Silver Wine Goblet? Thu, 28 Aug 2008 21:03:08 +0000 When selecting what type of glassware you will be using for your formal parties many people cannot decide between pewter or sterling silver goblets. Both have been around for a number of years and have been established as part of a formal drinking set. You only bring these out when you are having wine tasting or a large dinner.

Everybody has different tastes and we will decide what makes the most sense for you. Sometimes people like to get a set of both because each of them have their own unique characteristics. You would think that there would be a major difference in price between the two of them, but that’s not the case.

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The two types don’t look that much different from far away. Both have a silver look to them. The sterling silver is shinier while the pewter has a darker look to it. From a durability point of view the pewter is going to be less maintenance over the long run. It does not need to be polished after ever use. A simple wash and it is going to look the same. The silver is going to have more upkeep. You will need to polish it or it will begin to have a tarnished look to it.

Prices between the two are similar unless you are looking to get into fancier customized goblets. Pewter is a softer material which makes it easier to add detail to and to customize. Sterling silver is a harder material and costs more to do customized work. The detail in the glasses can be very extensive and will compliment any dinner setting.

Depending on your budget you will get the same results will less maintenance from pewter. Silver needs to be taken care of more. Who wants to go to a wine tasting party when their glass has tarnish on it. Nobody would want to. When selecting what would make you happy be thorough in your research. More than likely you will be holding onto these goblets for a lifetime and they will be passed onto future generations.

The History of Wine Goblets Thu, 28 Aug 2008 18:42:45 +0000 I know what your thinking. A goblet is nothing more than a cup. Well, your right. But did you know the history behind this cup goes back to the 1300s. Goblets have been used as far back as the earliest religious ceremonies. Wine has been the primary drink of choice for it and continues to be. In its earlier days it was originally known as a chalice mainly because of its religious symbolisim. Another name for it is Kiddush. This is the reciting of a blessing over the wine, prior to eating a festive meal. We are going to go over a little more about its origins so next time you are having people over for some wine you can throw in some neat facts about what you are drinking from.

Nowadays you primarily see them at weddings. The bride and groom use them to toast their guests. Goblets serve two purposes at weddings. They make beautiful accents to the reception’s decor and not being a common item are used as a status symbol as well as a dining accessory. What kind of status would depend on what kind you are using. The most popular types at are crystal, gold, and sterling silver. Crystal makes for a nice setting on any table. To say something about your status would depend on where it came from. The Czech Republic produces some of the worlds best crystal and says something about what you think about crystal if you buy it from there. Gold cups are symbolic of family and tradition. There are also goblets made of pewter, if you like pewter, and they’re not as expensive as crystal and sterling silver. It is most common for people to give kiddush cups as gifts for special occasions such as Bar Mitzvahs or weddings. If you’re into glass or crystal, wedding goblets are just one among hundreds of items that are manufactured by glass and crystal companies around the world. Some wedding vendors sell goblets made of red glass which will go well with any wine, and at Christmas time, you can take them out of your glass cabinet to grace your dinner table.

Sterling Silver has a unique history. One of the most interesting characteristics of a sterling silver soblet is its hallmark. A hallmark is a mark on the item given via a hammer and a punch. Countries have developed their own levels of silver quality. The French typically have the highest silver standards amongst all nations. The French required a silver content 950 parts per thousand. The French hallmark was the head of the goddess Minerva. The Germans are made with 800 parts per thousand and are usually marked with an “800” or “900” on it to show the quality as to which they are made. Other countries such as Russia, Spain, and Italy have developed their own chalices and are equally as nice. The Gorham Company would mark their sterling silver goblets with a Lion Passant, an anchor, and the letter “G” and sometimes with a number to show how many parts per thousands the piece had.

Having a lot of dinner parties? Do you serve wine? Impress your guests with knowledge about the goblets you are drinking out of. Sterling silver goblets are the best kind of goblets to own.