A crystal chandelier makes a great statement piece in any room, but choosing the right chandelier to suit your space and table is an art. For that reason, Modern chandeliers is going to different types of crystal chandeliers! This information will help you make the right purchasing decision for your style and room. Plus, you can impress your friends and family with your newfound knowledge about chandelier bling!
Rock crystals were seen in the earliest crystal chandeliers, which date back to the 16th century and displaced actual wax candles as the method of amplifying and reflecting light. However, genuine rock crystal chandeliers are usually only seen in palaces and museums these days. Cool to the touch, rock crystals are natural and must be mined, cut and polished by gem cutters.
Colored crystals are used in many different types of chandeliers for different effects. Pretty much any color you can think of can be shown in a colored crystal. The color is coated onto the crystals.
Swarovski is the finest crystal in the world and probably what you think of when you think of crystals. Manufactured in the Austrian Alps, it is clear, flawless, uniquely pure and brilliant. Crafted by machine, it has more than 30 percent lead content. Swarovski crystals can come in colors, too.
Hailing from Venice, Italy, Venetian crystal is molded and not cut. It often has round edges from fire polishing, plus it contains soda and lime instead of lead oxide, so it looks softer.
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