The Mosaic Collection Overview
There are several characteristics that are indicative of the PartyLite Mosaic collection. The most obvious identifyers are also the easiest to alter: the box, the label and the product name.
PartyLite has redesigned their packaging at least three times since the introduction of the Mosaic collection. The first box was the "plain brown" flat (no gloss) corrugated packaging box, similar in style to the current box used for their 3-wick candles. It is brown, with black lettering in multiple languages and the old style Partylite 4 candle logo as pictured below:
The next evolution of the box is the "grey edition" packaging box. This box uses the same old style 4 candle logo, but in green, not black, and the box is a glossy grey colored corrugated box:
PartyLite began in the 1970's and the original logo was simply a script version of the PartyLite name, black ink on a white field. No known Mosaic pieces were released with this label. The most common example is the second iteration of the PartyLite label, the round, silver/grey label with the green old style 4 candle logo, it should have manufacturer information (Made in Romania):
This label looks white in the picture, but it's a metallic silver.
PartyLite also has a gold and black label (or gold on gold) that was used exclusively on the candles themselves. This was NEVER used on a piece of glassware:
The most recent sticker/label is square with the mint green field and the modernized 3 candles on a tray logo. It will also have manufacturing information on it that reads "made in Romania". A piece with this sticker should come in a Mint Green box, as they were released at the same time.
The Product NameThe Partylite Mosaic Collection featured a couple of different product names, particularly the "tiffany" tealight holder, which was one of the earlier pieces in the collection. At this writing all pieces but the Mosaic jar candle shade have been retired. This may change, however, since several pieces were retired and then reintroduced. Several other similar creations are often mistakenly called mosaic, because the style of manufacture is similar. Here are the most common culprits:
The Calypso: Clear glass pieces that were swirled in a style similar to the mosaic, but with gold instead of black lines. PartyLite made numerous pieces including a Black and Gold ornament, and Angel hurricane shade, and a hurricane shade without the angel design.
The Calypso Blue: Cobalt blue glass, swirled with platinum/silver lines. PartyLite made several pieces including a candle globe and an ornament in this style.
The Tiffany tealight holder: This is a Mosaic collection piece. It was named differently to distinguish it from the other mosaic tealight/votive holders already in the collection.
Anything made with Cobalt Blue lines drizzeld on the glass were NEVER manufactured for PartyLite. examine your glassware closely. At arms length, it may be difficult to tell the blue glass lines from the black glass lines. We ourselves use the cobalt blue lines to distinguish our Mosaic candle holders from the original Party Lite collection pieces.
There are several manufacturers of this style of glass. The authentic PartyLite pieces are handmade in Romania, not China.
For additional information, including more photos of authentic PartyLite pieces, please email us. We are in the process of compiling a complete photo collection and guide for authentic PartyLite Mosaic pieces. We are an authority on the original PartyLite Mosaic collection and work extensively with the original manufacturer of the pieces. Our replicas and original creations are handmade by the same master craftsmen in Romania, and are guaranteed to fit as indicated. Save 10% on your purchase when you mention this guide.