(S) Strass Crystal: Absolute perfection
Considered the finest crystal in the world. Strass is manufactured by Swarovski AG in the Austrian Alps. Strass is an optically pure crystal, clear as spring water, totally free of flaws, unique in purity and brilliance. Strass crystal is characterized by razor-sharp cutting of facets with the lead content in excess of 30 percent. Cutting and polishing are done by machine to achieve perfect optical clarity. Strass crystals are treated with an invisible coating, which eliminates dust attraction and makes it easier to clean and maintain.
(SAQ) Swarovski Spectra Crystal: A beautiful value
A passion for perfection has made Swarovski the world leader in the production of cut crystal. Swarovski & Co., manufacturer of Strass Crystal, has created a new alternative quality crystal. Swarovski has used advanced technology with olde world knowledge to produce a brilliant crystal with precision cutting and superior light reflection. This crystal type is designed for a crystal connoisseur demanding quality at an affordable price.
(CL-MWP) Hand-Cut Clear Majestic Wood Polished Crystal: The choice of traditionalists
Majestic Wood Polished crystal is cut by hand in two stages on an iron and then a sandstone wheel. Each crystal is then polished on a wood wheel with marble dust. These methods go back centuries. If you look closely you will notice faint traces of the wood-wheel attesting to the concentrated labor of the artisan. This is a mark of authenticity. Each piece is a unique and original masterpiece.
(SSS) Swarovski Silver Shade Strass Crystal: Fashion forward style
Fashion is the inspiration for this new pale shade of crystal. The subtle, faintly iridescent color is the new highly received chic crystal color. From traditional to contemporary, the mirror-like tones that coat the Silver Shade Strass Crystal help these Collections coordinate with any decor. Silver Shade Strass is authentic Swarovski Strass crystal. Every Strass Silver Shade crystal carries the Strass emblem which guarantees the optical pure quality.
(I) Italian Crystal: Venetian heritage
Venetian crystal (from the glass-making regions in and around Venice ) is molded, not cut. You will notice a rounding of edges that comes from fire polishing. Molded crystal though never as brilliant as cut crystal, has a subtle charm and is an exceptional value. It is an ideal budget crystal for heavily dressed and/or commercially oriented chandeliers.
(GTS) Swarovski Golden Teak Strass Crystal: The choice of traditionalists
Golden Teak Strass is authentic Swarovski Strass crystal. Each piece is color coated to give the warmth and elegance. Every Strass Golden Teak crystal carries the Strass signature. This guarantees the optical purity, quality and true value found only in Swarovski Strass. The classical Golden Teak color will inspire any interior with its rich deep color.
(GT-MWP) Golden Teak Hand-Cut Majestic Wood Polished Crystal: The choice of traditionalists
Crystal is transparent glass of a high degree of brilliance and optical purity. The fire and brilliance of crystal comes from the reflection of light passing through a prism. The warm Golden Teak color is added to the crystal and then hand polished on a wooden wheel. The fashion forward Golden Teak is designed for today's interiors. Majestic Wood Polished crystal is cut by hand in two stages on an iron and then a sandstone wheel. Each crystal is then polished on a wood wheel with marble dust. These methods go back centuries. If you look closely you will notice faint traces of the wood-wheel attesting to the concentrated labor of the artisan. This is a mark of authenticity. Each piece is a unique and original masterpiece.
Understand the right size chandelier for your room. Proper scale 2" per foot of room. If circumference of room is 12' X 14', a 26" diameter chandelier is correct.
4 - 6 person dining table: 20"-24" chandelier
6 - 8 person dining table: 25"-29" chandelier
8 - 10 person dining table: 30"-36" chandelier
Height above dining table: 30"- 32".
Two story Foyer: 10'-11' above the Floor.
Select the desired shape and style to fit your lifestyle and taste.
Select your quality cut of crystal (refer to above "Types of Crystal"). Buying a crystal chandelier is similar to buying a diamond. Choose your preferred shape and style of the chandelier. Next, the cost of the chandelier will depend on chosen quality of crystal.
Select desired finish. Glass arm chandeliers are available in Gold or Silver.
Silver: The authentic color. Will reflect the true color spectrum of crystal. Works in all interiors.
Gold: A dramatic color. Works well when complementing furniture and hardware in brass.
Crystorama Lighting has earned confidence with our 40 years of experience and worldwide reputation for quality and professional service. A crystal chandelier, whatever its shape, size, or cost, is an important purchase. We encourage you to seek the help and advice of experienced personnel before choosing the chandelier that will become a part of your personal history, future and lifestyle.
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