Baccarat Crystal is a manufacturer of fine crystal glassware founded in 1764 in Baccarat, France. The company produces jewelry, barware, tableware, decorations, lighting products, and glass gifts made using acid or sandblasting. Baccarat's headquarters is in Paris, though it has six stores in the Un... Read Moreited States. Popular crystal items include pendants, necklaces, stemware, decanters, vases, figurines, candelabras, and chandeliers. The Baccarat wineglasses, in styles for red and white wines, are made following three principles: a rounded angle and wide base, a sloped bowl, and a narrow aperture to protect from oxidation, allow a rich bouquet, and restore wine composition. The company also sells lamps, desk accessories, and gift items. Baccarat designers hail from countries around the world and have studied paper art, architecture, and industrial design. The company began making perfumes in 1997.