Dictionary of Tiara Colors

  Tiara Colors: not all colors are listed here but those most often produced ones.



Tiara's Amber differs from the common ambers found throughout the industry in that it's hue is much closer to that of natural golden amber. Tiara's Golden Amber has this same clarity of hue and depth of brilliance making it ideal with warm tones in the home. Amber in it's natural form is the fossilized sap of trees. It is mostly found in the Mediterranean area where it is used as a semiprecious stone. Sulphur is the base metal for the color amber.
Amethyst Similar in color to the jewel it was named after, Amethyst glass is a dark, romantic shade of purple that can look almost black in denser areas of a given item. This color is of a handmade variety and was produced for Tiara by Fenton Art Glass, and prior to 1986, by the hand shop at Indiana Glass Company
Aquamarine Introduced in 1991, Aquamarine was a color developed by Indiana Glass. The transparent blue-green hue of this color is light and cheery.
Azure Blue This bright blue reminds us of the sky on a clear sunny day. Introduced in 1991 it has maintained a following of collectors and is a good decorating choice for bath and bedroom. This color is only offered in handmade items. Azure Blue is produced for Tiara by Dalzell Viking


A captivating accent to supplement any color grouping, rich black glass is unassuming yet decorative. Chemically, black glass is almost identical to the lustrous volcanic glass found in mountainous regions throughout the world. Delicate to the touch and in composure, Black glassware should be given the care of fine crystal. Manganese gives our glass it's Opaque quality.
Burnt Honey Tiara's newest color, Burnt Honey, is a "flash color." As an item is being finished, it is reheated in the "glory hole." This reheating or "flashing" causes a chemical reaction which produces variations in color shadings. Thus, each piece produced in Burnt Honey is truly exclusive.
Chantilly Green This color is very reminiscent of the glass that was made during the depression era. The light tones of this unusual color reflects a spring feeling. Chantilly Green was recently introduced by Tiara and interior decorators give it acceptance. Chrome is the base metal for the color.
Cobalt Blue Cobalt in glass is one of the most powerful glass coloring agents known. As little as one part in 500,000 produces a recognizable tint. Cobalt oxide is very predictable as to it's results, producing a fine blue color under all furnace conditions.
Coral Coral was developed exclusively for Tiara and has some similarities to the salmon color that was made in the 1930's. It captures the reflections of the coral color in the sea. Selenium is the base metal for the color coral.
Crystal A clear-colorless crystal is the greatest achievement of the glassmakers craft. The earliest glasses were opaque, It took hundreds of years of experience to develop crystal as we know it today. The colorless transparency is no accident and it can only be obtained by careful selection of materials and constant vigilance in melting and refinement. It is very similar to rock crystal which is a natural form of amorphous silica. This has been used for centuries, particularly by the Chinese, as a semiprecious stone in the making of jewelry and fine figurines.
Crystal Etched The process for frosting (etching) glass dates back to the 1800's when it was discovered in France. Some glassmakers, looking for a fast way to cool their glass, dug a pit in the ground, buried their glass and when it was dug up the next day, the glass was frosted (etched), although not evenly like that of Tiara. When the soil was analyzed, it was discovered that the soil had a high acid content.
Dusty Rose An attractively shaped piece of handmade glassware seems to become even more beautiful when this subtle yet rich shade of darkened mauve is used to form the finished masterpiece. Introduced to the Tiara collection in 1986, it has gained a dedicated following of collectors, decorators and gift-buyers.
Emerald Green A very small amount of chrome oxide is added to our basic crystal glass for Tiara's Emerald Green. Place near a window for dramatic effect. This is an accent color for today's decor.
Fiery Ruby Ruby is defined as "a red variety of corundum, used as a gem." Our Fiery Ruby is a perfect example of how the sparkle and beauty of a gem can be reflected in glassware by skilled craftsperson's. It is a striking color that develops when the piece is reheated. Selenium in combination with cadmium sulfide is the coloring agent Tiara's Fiery Ruby.
Green Popular at Christmas, Tiara's Green is similar to the Emerald Green produced in Indiana Glass Hand Shop several years ago. Available in selected giftware during the holiday season, the latest green items are produced by hand for Tiara at Fenton Art Glass.
Horizon Blue Many decorators like a touch of blue as an accent color, but finding just the right shade of blue glass can sometimes present a problem, since the selection is usually limited. However, Tiara's Horizon Blue decorator pieces offer the variety of style and versatility that will satisfy the needs of the professional decorator as well as the homemaker. Copper is the base metal for the color blue.
Ice Blue The cool, breezy shade of blue offered by Tiara Exclusives is a gift favorite. Sparkling with the freshness of spring flowers, it accents many darker shades to bring a special light-hearted touch to any setting. Our Ice Blue is similar to a very transparent light blue that was introduced around 1940 to simulate a chunk of ice and it's color reflections. Copper is used to create just the right shade of the Tiara collectible items.
Imperial Blue A strikingly deep, rich color, Tiara's Imperial Blue is a favorite among favorites. The tone is clear, but not over-powering. A statement in interior decorating and giftware made with grandeur.
Lead Crystal Additives such as red lead or litharge are substituted for lime in glassware. These materials produce a softer glass with added brilliance and a clear true ring. Lead crystal is a preference in many homes because of the clarity and elegance it adds naturally to any setting. Tiara salutes Fostoria Glass Company, responsible for the introduction of our luxurious lead crystal patterns offered, and Lancaster Glass Co. for the production of our Lead Crystal patterns. Since 1993, 24% lead crystal has been imported from Germany. Lancaster Glass, producer of lead crystal products for Tiara, gradually phased out lead production over a period of years following Lancaster Colony Corporation's purchase of Fostoria. This phase out was due to environmental restrictions and concerns.
Ocean Spray A blend of Blues and Greens, shaded very carefully for a perfectly eye-catching hue of teal, is the rich accent you've been looking for. Teal colors have been popular additions to homes for decades. Tiara's Ocean Spray is a reflection of the continuing demand for unique color and flair for style.
Peach Tiara's Peach is a soft shade that blends well with rich wood furniture and an array of floral patterns. Unlike darker color selections, it has the capability to enlighten and enhance every line of design in a chosen glassware item due to it's reflective nature.
Pink Etched Tiara's Pink etched is a re-creation of the pink tone that is so avidly sought by collectors of depression era glassware. It's subdued understatement makes it an appropriate accompaniment to any of the contemporary decorating colors. Selenium is the base metal for the color pink.
Pink #1 Tiara's Pink is a re-creation of the smoky pink tone that is so avidly sought by collectors of depression era glassware. It is particularly accompaniment to any of the contemporary decorating colors. It is particularly appropriate when it is used as an off-beat informal accent in today's more vivid primary colors, where a pastel pink would be lost. It is an unusual color seldom found outside antique collections.
Pink #2 Tiara's Pink is a clear, true definition of this pleasant color. Selenium is the base metal element often used in obtaining the shades of Pink that are prominent in the glassware today.
Platinum A soft Grey/Blue color that blends perfectly with today's contemporary styling. The quiet shading of platinum catches every glimmer of light and softly reflects the designs in the glassware. Nickel and Cobalt are added to the batch mixture to produce this shaded blue.
Plum Our Plum from L. E. Smith Glass begins with a very dark, almost black, powder substance which is added to sand, soda and limestone to produce a rich warm shade of purple. Due to the darkness of this color, thicker areas of handmade items will sometimes look black, and thinner areas will assume a much lighter version of the actual color. 1999 Plum by Indiana Glass was much lighter (sold by Home Interiors)
Premier Blue Darker tones of blue complement floral and wood tones with a softness that commands attention. Tiara's Premier Blue is a decorator favorite for every room in the home. A blend of copper, nickel, cobalt and chrome create this marvelous color, and it is offered with vivid respect to the popular country tones you want in your home.
Provincial Blue This color reflects both the beauty of opalescent glass and the charm of a warm shade of blue called provincial. From country decorating to gift giving, the striking appearance of Provincial Blue is destined to be a favorite choice of those with impeccable taste for charming style
Rose (Tea) Pink A soft pastel shade of pink (with a somewhat Purple cast), rose pink was introduced in the Hostess Treasures section of the catalog in 1991 A very delicate color, Rose Pink is subject to fluctuation in hue and can vary from lighter to darker on any given day of production. Produced for Tiara by Fenton Art Glass Co., each item in rose pink is carefully hand crafted.
Sage Mist Desert tones of Peach and Green were quite popular in 1989-1990. Tiara introduced the Sage Mist in 1990 to meet these decorating trends. The opaque quality of this pastel green lent itself to a variety of Southwestern styles and patterns. Sage mist was produced by Fenton Art Glass Co.
Sea Mist Soft and dark, the tranquil green color of the ocean is a trendy shade with lots of decorating flair. popular in housewares departments across the country, Tiara's Sea Mist can easily fit into any room in your home. Produced for Tiara by Fenton Art Glass Co.
Spearmint A cool, refreshing shade of green developed by the Indiana Glass Company. The transparent clarity brightens any setting and adds a springtime touch, Spearmint was introduced into Tiara's line in January 1998, with a selection of Ponderosa Pine items. It's decorative appeal provides a light airy ambiance.
Spruce A blend of Hunter Green and Teal, Spruce was introduced in December of 1993. The color blends beautifully with Burgundy, Mauve, Peach and off white. It's introduction was an exciting step for sandwich, once again allowing the customers a choice of colors in our traditional dinnerware line. This dark blue-green tone is achieved by adding carefully measured amounts of chrome, copper, and cobalt to the existing crystal formula. Indiana Glass called the color Evergreen
Sunset For hundreds of years true Ruby glass was made by adding gold to the batch. The major problem is producing the desired color occurred flashed or reheated. Sometimes this "flashing" produced a color which was much to dark to be desirable. A breakthrough came with the discovery of the addition of selenium to produce a ruby color. It is selenium that gives Tiara's Sunset glass as the piece was being finished. The finishing process incorporated a method called "Striking the color" in which the pressed piece was the subtlety of color and nuances of shading that are obtainable in no other pressed glass.
Tea Rose Picture if you will a soft pink dessert, rich with flavor and secret ingredients, topped with an elegant swirl of pure whipped cream. Then experience Tiara's Tea Rose!! Subtle shades of pink are tipped in white by the hands of the skilled glassmaker. Tea Rose is an opalescent color which allows a vivid image to be captured in glass for the discriminating buyer who wants more than just a piece of glass.
Teal Mist The opalescent qualities of teal mist allow each item to be tipped with a soft white glow around the edges when they are reheated. This transparent shade of light green, tipped in white, was added to the Tiara line in 1991. Opalescence varies with each piece produced, because they are made entirely by hand. Produced for Tiara by Fenton Art Glass Co.
Vintage Blue This antique shade of blue could have come straight out of great grandma's attic. With a passion for enhancing floral patterns and brightening dark wood tones, vintage blue is produced for Tiara by L. E. Smith Glass.
White Lace Crystal


Also referred to as "Opalescent," this is not a color, but a property of glass which involves color. White Lace Crystal is produced by combining special heat-sensitive ingredients to a common glass mixture. After the glass article is formed, it is reheated in a furnace which causes certain areas of the exposed surface to turn a milky white. This "Opalescent" property in glassware can be traced back to the late 1800's
Wisteria Rich romantic shades of color seem to shamelessly copy the fragrant wisteria that blooms each year in New England. Complimenting it's surroundings with tastefully elegant flair, Tiara has captured this wonderful hue forever in handmade splendor, especially for you
Yellow Mist Yellow Mist was developed in the early 1970's and is quite unlike any other yellow glassware available today. The transparent color will allow light to shine through it as it reflects light rays. Cerium titanium is the metal for the color yellow.

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