Have purchased crystal items from paragon before. I like the quality for the price. I bought the nutcracker for my mother who is 89 years old and has a collection of crystal items. This purchase is something she would like, since she loved the ballet when she saw it at age 80, after many years of wanting to go see it. It was great birthday gift.
I gave one of the nutcrackers to my best friend for this Christmas as she collects wooden nutcrackers and thought she might like a change. Well, she LOVED it! and so does her husband! I was there when she opened it and saw how nice it was! The quality of the crystal is excellent! So I am hoping to get her the other two either next year or sooner!
I ordered two of these last year and got the third one this year. They are beautiful~nicer than the picture shows. I am very pleased to have them in my nutcracker collection.
My husband collects nutcrackers, and when he glanced through the Paragon catalog, he immediately said there was something in there he wanted for Christmas, so I ordered them. They are great!!!! A unique addition to his collection.