Tiara was a company started by Indiana Glass that sold its products through home parties. Under their Tiara Exclusives line, Indiana Glass reused molds from the 1920s and 1930s when sandwich glass was popular. Many products of this line were made in limited numbers as rewards for customers who hosted a Tiara party. One of these was the light green color Tiara Exclusive dining set.
Sandwich glass is quite different from other types of glass. Generally, glass is made in one layer with a single mold. If the glass has a pattern, such as diamonds, the pattern can be felt on both the outside and inside of the glass. Sandwich glass consists of at least three layers of glass. The outside layer comes from a mold with a vibrant pattern. Since this piece of glass will not hold a liquids or food, this layer is often much more detailed than other types of glass. This layer is adhered to a clear center layer. The inside of the glass is a different mold that is plain on both sides. Designed to be the same size as the outer layer, it covers the outer layer like a glove. This inner layer can be thicker than the outer layer, allowing the glass to stand up to heavy use. Because this glass is several layers thick, it is heavier than other types of glass.
The Tiara light green glassware has an outside layer with a fleur-de-lis pattern with gentle scoops of flowers set off by geometric diamonds and points. The inside of the glass pieces is smooth, covered with a layer of clear green glass. This glassware came in a dining set with dinner plates, salad plates, coffee cups, tea cups, a platter for the tea cup and some severing pieces. This glassware was made during the 1970s and 1980s and is not extremely valuable. Yet, this color was rare and may hold extra value to a collector who desires to increase a collection, or replace broken pieces. A buyer should expect to pay $10 to $20 per piece; more for serving glassware.