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Crystal chandeliers give a touch of class to any area of your home. Their memorising sparkle and elegant appearance impresses anyone that sets eyes on the lighting fixture. Installing a crystal chandelier can transform any drab and plain room into an alluring one. It is a must-have accessory for luxury and upscale hotels, dining places, and residential homes. Mainly used as a feature piece in a home or large commercial building.
The main factor that differentiates all crystals is the percentage of lead oxide that is added into the crystal composition. The higher the percentage of lead oxide in the glass the greater the density and therefore the more vibrant the colours are reflected and refracted from it.
Crystals generally fall into 4 main categories:
Acrylic or glass = 0%
Fine Crystal = 5 to 10%
Lead Crystal = 10 to 24%
Full Lead Crystal = >24%
Below, we will explain the different compositions of crystal between the types of crystals available as well as their respective costs and quality.
Types of Crystals used in Chandeliers
There are 6 main types of crystals available today that make up crystal chandeliers. We have listed them below in order of quality and cost:
Swarovski Elements Crystal Glass: The finest crystal in the world manufactured by Swarovski. It is generally machine cut and then machine polished to achieve perfect optic clarity, razor sharp faceting and unique purity and brilliance. The best you can get. Unfortunately, we don't offer this as it is far out of most customers budgets. Crystal composition is more than 32%.
Egyptian / Asfour Crystal (Gemcut): Gemcut crystal is first quality, machine cut crystal glass of a clarity and flawlessness characterized by a prismatic brilliance, visual purity, sharp faceting and precise polishing all its own. We offer this type of crystal through our Luxuria Chandeliers. Crystal composition is about 30%.
Turkish Crystal (Handcut): Labour intensive and ancient process - crystal is first cut by hand in two stages on iron and then sandstone grinding wheels. Limited availability.
Italian Crystal: Venetian crystal is moulded and fire-polished rather than hand or machine cut, resulting in a beautifully subtle luminosity. Not too expensive compared to the previous crystals.
K9 and Chinese Crystal: Mass produced, this crystal type offers a wonderful look at a modest price. It is cut and polished like more expensive grades, and has a high optic quality with precision facets. A good bet for consumers looking for high value and more for less. We mainly offer this crystal and frankly, it's all that you need.
Crystal Chandelier Shapes
Crystal chandeliers come in a variety of shapes and sizes including but not limited to: crystal ball, cascading, candelabra, empire, multi-tiered, orb, round ball, and many others.
Where to Hang a Crystal Chandelier?
Although most homes hang a crystal chandelier in the dining room or void, there are a number of other places where you can hang these decorative lighting.
Bedrooms: Hanging a crystal chandelier in the centre or corner of a bedroom can enhance the look of the room. The lighting fixture can add an elegant appeal to the area.
Any room with a lot of natural light: Natural light will reflect in a resplendent fashion off the crystals of the chandelier. This will greatly add to the charm and beauty of the room. Consider buying a chandelier with many crystals, preferably in different shapes. This will enhance the ambiance of the room by reflecting different light prisms around the room.
Void: Hanging a large crystal chandelier in a void is also a great idea. This is especially recommended in modern and luxury homes. Adding a crystal chandelier in a void adds a touch of elegance and charm.
Hallway: For a long and narrow hallway, you can consider hanging two or more crystal chandeliers to accentuate the size and brightly illuminate the space.
Lounge room: If you have a large lounge room, you can add a crystal chandelier to enhance the charm of the place.
There are many other places where you can hang a chandelier. Just look inside and around the house, and find a place that seems to be bland and needs a touch of elegance to upgrade its appeal.
How to Choose the Best Crystal Chandelier for your Home: Size, Finishes, Styles and Installation Options
With so many chandelier options to choose from, you may have a hard time choosing just one. So how do you choose the best chandelier for your space? You can start by going through the considerations listed below:
Purpose: In certain rooms, a light fixture serves a more functional purpose rather than fashionable. Chandeliers are more of a statement than anything. Although it does provide light, it is considered more of a decorative piece to ignite a space.
Size: Know the square footage of the room as well as the ceiling height (including vaulted and sloped ceilings) to help you make the best choice. Be mindful of all sizing dimensions including width, depth, height and even weight of a fixture you are interested in. Also consider the different tiers and candles of the chandelier and its impact on the space.
Positioning: Consider the positioning of the chandelier and its effects on style, general lighting of the room as well as symmetry of design.
Colours: Crystal chandeliers are often dazzling and can be added to most interiors for extra charm and style.
Brightness: Please refer to our explanation of crystal available and their relative brightness.
Installation Height: When installing chandeliers, please consider ease of installation and its maintenance. For example, if you plan to install in high ceilings, be sure you have all the necessary equipment and items before hiring an electrician. An electrician may have to hire scaffolding so it is highly advised that you check that all items are in working order and ready for installation before hiring a scaffold. Also, consider how the fixture will be cleaned or maintained over time - would a ladder and duster reach or would you need to hire a specialist cleaner?
If you are still having a difficult time in choosing a chandelier, then please contact us for advice and styling suggestions.
Our most popular modern crystal chandelier range is the Luxuria range - It can serve as an opulent feature piece for your contemporary, modern and luxury interiors.
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