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NovaScotian Crystal

Neighbourhood: Downtown Halifax
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Address: 5080 George St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1M4, Canada
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+1 902-492-0416
10:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00

Some of the finest crystal in the world is made in Nova Scotia, Canada. On...

Some of the finest crystal in the world is made in Nova Scotia, Canada. On the scenic Halifax waterfront, NovaScotian Crystal follows a centuries-old tradition of mouthblowing and hand-cutting each and every piece. Something of a landmark on the city’s busy waterfront, the glassworks where our crystal is made often draws an audience. Come see several craftsmen working together as they pull molten crystal from the clay oven and fashion it into things of beauty.

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Beautiful crystal. A must see...

My mother and I are a fan of crystal glass and glass art. This was one of the shops we stopped by after the maritime museum. It was super high on our list. They have an openning... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2016
Veronica P
Anaheim, California
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Anaheim, California
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20 reviews
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

My mother and I are a fan of crystal glass and glass art. This was one of the shops we stopped by after the maritime museum. It was super high on our list. They have an openning to the public to watch their glass blowing process. There's also a viewing window inside the shop (for those who want to get... More 

2 Thank Veronica P
London, Canada
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

When you enter the shop there is an area to your left where you can see the craftsmen working on items. They are very focused on their projects. There are a variety of crystal items available. The store has just introduced a new crystal 5/6 oz wine glass in 6 different patterns at $75.00 each. Titanic is one of the... More 

Thank Whiskerskip
Rosetown, Canada
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful hand-crafted crystal! Fun to see the pieces being made on sight. The pieces I liked were in the $100-$250 price range.

Thank DeniseVTurner
Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

We stopped by here but missed the demonstration of the crystal blowing. They were polishing the day we went. The pieces of art, crystal, were displayed throughout the store. It is wonderful and adds so much more to see it in your hand versus the website images. They even had a special lighthouse crystal candle holder. When the candle is... More 

Thank Marathon59
Newmarket, Canada
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

" MADE IN CANADA " I love it. What an amazing showcase of quality, local talent and precious CRYSTAL (not glass) products. After we watched the demonstration of crystal blowing, we watched the etching process from inside. Then we toured the showroom and saw many spectacular pieces that we wanted for our home and as a keep sake. We did... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 13 July 2016

Right outside the front door you can watch the men put the glass in the furnace then pull it out and watch them blow into the pole holding the glass while it makes shapes then they rub it and put it in water to cool off. If you have never seen this done, it's definitely a neat thing to see.... More 

Thank Beth W
Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

This shop includes the glass blowing and cutting operation. You can actually watch their craftsmen create the amazing crystal glassware that they sell. This shop stands out for its quality and authenticity.

1 Thank biztraveler05340
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Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

I highly recommend this place, it's a must when visiting Halifax. Beautiful crystal and amazing service. Second time I visit and look forward to the next time. Beautiful store, great selection and the staff just cannot be any nicer.

Thank Lourdes C
Valdosta, United States
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Reviewed 31 May 2016

In the middle of renovations but the the staff took all the time we needed. They were great showing us every item we requested. The creative designs on the products scream out Nova Scotia and are beautiful. Stop in if you are any place close to the location. Be sure to take time to see the designs and various product... More 

Thank William F
St. John's, Canada
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Reviewed 13 February 2016

Popped over to Halifax for a little winter vacation. Had a wonderful visit in this shop. Besides the crafted items being stunning, the service was exceptional. Kristie, the cashier, was so very informative and delightful. We were able to watch the artisans in the process of making the crystal. Kristie explained the entire process of the crafting that we were... More 

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