The Gabriel-Glas is strong by design. Both the StandArt and the Gold Edition glasses are fused as seamless vessels with no stress points, differentiating them from many glasses that have a seam at the base of the bowl where it affixes to the stem and another where the stem affixes to the footplate. As a seamless glass, Gabriel-Glas is more durable than many other glasses on the market. The Gabriel-Glas StandArt glass is molded with a wider base at the bottom of the glass and a conical shape at the top, designed to drive the bouquet and flavors of wine. The glass is wonderfully balanced, durable yet elegant, space-saving and economical. An everyday go-to glass. The Gabriel-Glas Gold Edition glass, shaped exactly like the StandArt glass, is an exquisite mouth-blown vessel, painstakingly crafted by master artisans. The “lighter than air” Gold Edition glass offers great finesse and delivers a sensational wine-drinking experience. It is supremely elegant and delicate, yet surprisingly durable.