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Chandelier Chronicles: Deciphering the Crystal Selection Process

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It has a good decorative effect.

Even if you do not turn on the lights.

The disadvantage is that cleaning is more troublesome.

When purchasing crystal chandeliers the most important consideration is to ensure that they are easy to clean.

The key factors to consider when buying are:

1: First,

Find out if the crystal pendants that are attached to the chandelier come from China or another country. The price difference between the two is huge, several times as much.

2: If it comes from other countries,

It must be made from Swarovski or Asfa Crystals, both from Austria. The difference in price between the two can be as much as ten or more times.

If you are unsure, ask if it is Chinese Crystal.

at this time, you have to look at whether the cutting line of the crystal is sharp or rounded. The rounded one is not valuable. Only when the cutting lines are clear will there be good light refraction effect.

The light holder will normally be electroplated.

The answer depends on the condition of the electroplated surface.

5: It is also very important to

make sure that the small rings and needles used to hang the crystals are stainless steel. Magnets can be used to test this. If it is not ma-de of stainless steel, it will rust easily, which is very embarrassing.

In short, no matter what you buy, it is always right to choose a big Chinese brand (such as j@s lighting),

which has a basic quality guarantee.

How to choose a more reliable crystal chandelier for the living room?

Crystal lamps are love-d and purchased by many consumers because they can bring elegance, luxury and fashion to a room.

Crystal lamps are smaller and lighter thanks to the development of optical fibres and diodes technology.

Making them suitable for modern home decor.

Coupled with the development of crystal cutting technology,

crystal lamps have become more compact, and their extremely modern lines and dreamy colors will become a highlight of modern rooms.

As these technologies advance,

Crystal lamps are still very popular and hold a prominent position on the market.

1.Selection of crystals

Crystals can be divided into four main categories: natural crystals, synthetic crystals, molten (also known as smelted) crystal and K9 crystal.

There are few natural crystal lights on the market.

So I won’t go into too much detail about natural crystals.

Synthetic crystal is also known as regenerated or synthetic crystal.

The hydrothermal method of crystallization is used to “imitate natural crystal growth”,

placing natural silicon ore and some chemicals in an autoclave, and gradually cultivating it over a period of 1-3 months (for different crystals).

The chemical composition, molecular structures, optical properties, mechanical, and electrical properties of regenerated crystal are identical to those of natural quartz. However, in terms of birefringence and polarization, regenerated crystal is purer and has better color than natural crystal. After processing (cutting grinding and polishing), the various particles are crystal clear, dazzling wear-resistant, corrosion-resistant.

Synthetic crystal is the name given to smelted crystal in the marketplace, but this is incorrect.

Crystal waste is used as a raw material for smelting.

Smelted at high temperatures and pressures, then crystallized and frozen.

It does not have the crystalline properties of crystal, so it cannot be confused with this,

It is also resistant to high temperature, making it suitable for crystal cups, baking plates, tea sets and so on.

K9 crystal is also called K9 glass imitation crystal. Of course, some people call it synthetic crystal, which is even more wrong.

The main raw material for K9 glass is silica.

24% lead is added during the smelting process. Lead glass is made by smelting 24% lead.

Why add lead to glass? Glass usually turns green or blue and doesn’t look like crystal. After adding lead to the glass, however, it becomes very white and looks like crystal. Particularly K9 glass (which contains 24%) is the most similar to crystal. appropriate.

Synthetic crystals are often used in the production of high-end lighting. The representative brand is the well-known Swarovski (SHLSQ). Crystals are used in Baohui Lighting crystal lamps.

We can see with the naked eye that the colors reflected by this high-end synthetic crystal are colorful and impurity-free,

and there will be laser markings on each crystal.

Smelted crystal is made by smelting and may have a small number of tiny bubbles

Or fluffy textures to mimic natural crystal.

Glass is the essence of imitation K9 glass crystal. Common products are crystal medals, crystal lamps, crystal photo frames, etc. Therefore, K9 crystal is the most common in lighting products. It is usually pure white, and it does not reflect any color light. Lord.

2.How to choose crystal chandelier for living room?

Consider your home space

First of all, you need to choose living room crystal lamps of different sizes

according to the area and floor height of the living room.

For crystal chandeliers to hang, the living room floor height must be greater than 3.3 metres.

Otherwise, just use crystal ceiling lamps. If the living room area is less than 20 square meters, choose a single-head or three-head living room crystal lamp.

The living room should be between 20-30 square meters.

Choose from 5 to 8 crystal lamps for your living room.

If you have a larger area than 30 square metres, then you can select 10 heads.

In addition to the above crystal lamps, if the floor height is more than 4 meters,

you can also choose a double-layer crystal chandelier.

The double-layer crystal chandelier for the living room with 10+5 heads is very luxurious.

2.Understand the price of lamps

Let’s look at the quality of the crystal lamp again. Origin and purity of crystal are two main factors that determine the price.

Crystal is actually a type of glass, a purified product that has different transparency according to its lead content,

so the price There is a difference.

Transparency is improved by a higher lead content.

When purchasing a lamp made of crystal, it is important to identify its quality.

Crystal is a transparent and crisp material.

Of course, the lamp holder of the crystal lamp is also a factor that causes the price difference.

The most expensive lamp holder in the world is made of copper. It is usually equipp-ed with K9 crystal lamp, and the price is more than 5,000.

The wrought-iron lamp holder costs less.

The lamp with K9 Crystal is available for as little as 2,000.

Crystal lamps made from glass tubes can also be a great choice. They are also very affordable.

3.Identify brand standards

There are a lot of lighting brands available today.

The quality and prices of crystal chandeliers can vary widely between brands.

Famous lighting brands will have reliable quality assurance and generally have their own brand logo engraved on each crystal finish.

However, there are still some unscrupulous merchants who will work hard on the appearance of crystal chandeliers.

The imitation crystal chandeliers are almost comparable to famous brand lighting. The bad products, aside from the jade and gold, will be reflected one by one during the use process.

To avoid confusion, consumers must check the brand name when selecting a crystal chandelier.

and keep their eyes peeled to pick out what they like.

4.Identify crystal pendants

The crystal chandelier pendants must be identical.

It is the strings of pendants made from crystal clear that give the chandelier its dazzling and noble appearance.

If the crystal pendants are of different sizes and shapes,

the appearance will definitely affect the overall beauty of the crystal chandelier.

It is also important to pay attention to the crystal ball of the crystal chandelier.

Whether the crystal ball has cracks, bubbles and impurities,

Only the crystal ball in crystal clear can create the brightest living atmosphere and the best light reflection.

3.How to identify the quality of crystal lamps


If the weight is too light, it must be fake.

This will exclude counterfeit products like glass, plastic and pressed particles.

There are now many cultured stones on the market. Their weight is nearly the same as natural crystals.

It is not easy to find the authenticity by trying it by hand.

2.Refractive index:

Most people like to look at crystals under light.

They can only judge the quality of the crystal in this case.

because crystal has a high refractive index.

We can put the crystal in a relatively dark place.

Natural crystals will have a very vibrant color, whereas cultured crystals will have a darker color.

lacking a sense of “spirit” and only having a slight brightness.


Cultured crystals and natural gem-level crystals have one thing in common,

that is, the crystals are extremely transparent, with almost no stone grain.

However, the price is very different. The crystals in the hand beads are usually transparent and cut into surfaces.

The price is not excessive, and the transparency is good.

If it’s a real natural stone, then yes.

the price must be more than one hundred yuan, depending on the size of the crystal.

4.Color difference:

Natural crystal is a mixture of colors. It is impossible for every part of a natural crystal to be uniform in color. For example, citrine, there are very few natural citrines on the market.

Natural citrine can be identifi-ed when place-d in water. The color of natural citrine in water is uneven.

The color of a single piece of citrine is usually yellow and radiates throughout the crystal. When cultivating crystals, the color is absolutely uniform.

5.Inner packaging:

If there is an inner packaging, it will not be fake,

You can rest assured that you are buying only crystals without any hidden contents, such as ghosts or hair crystals.

Because forging these things is expensive and time-consuming, but the results are simple to produce.

Being seen through-out.

6.Indicator measurement:

Crystals can be divided into K5/K8/K9 – K9 is of course the best.

K9 crystal can also be called K9 glass. This term is used to refer to any glass product made of K9 material.

It is use-d in optical coating and other fields, and the price per kilogram is 10-15 yuan. Transmittance, refractive effects, hardness, and texture of the material are higher than resin materials. Molding can be divided into four main processes: pressure casting (pressure casting), cutting, grinding, and polishing. The K9 material is crystal clear optical glass.


It feels cool to the touch, and crystals with stone patterns are basically not fake. You must look for domestic crystal before you choose any other type of crystal.

Look at the quality of the lamp, the frame material and craftsmanship. Then look at its price.

Of course, the price fluctuates greatly.

Since the quality of most domestic crystals is not as good as that of imported crystals, the price difference between the two is huge.

According to relevant experts, the prices of crystal chandelier lamps on the market are relatively high.

The price of domestic crystal lamps with a diameter of about 1 meter is between 3,000-5,000 yuan; while in Egypt The price of imported crystal lamps is between 5,000-10,000 yuan.

4.Things to note when choosing crystal lamps for the living room

1.Different choices for different situations

When purchasing crystal lamps, be sure to choose based on the size of the space and the shape of the lamp.

Insiders in the industry have pointed out that a crystal light with a 1 meter diameter is ideal for a 20 to 30 square meter living room.

Choose according to the different rooms and families: Many double-room families use the living room mainly, so they use beautiful and atmospheric ceilings as well as pendant crystal lamps.

some young people or newly married people , when decorating the bedroom, you may wish to choose a delicate, charming, warm-toned, multi-pendant wall-mounted crystal lamp;

If you’re looking to install a chandelier in your kitchen, you could install a pendant lamp that is energy-saving while also reflecting a warm lifestyle.

To avoid confusion, it is important to clearly identify the brand.

Most crystal lamps are available for less than a thousand Yuan. Crystal chandelier lamps of different brands are similar in appearance.

It is worth noting that some unscrupulous manufacturers only do superficial things.

They install high-quality lamp beads on the periphery or obvious places of larger crystal lamps, while shoddy products are use-d on the inner layer or hidden parts of the lighting.

They look very similar to famous brands of lighting.

With the same appearance, people usually choose lower-priced ones. Everyone knows that these goods look like gold or jade but are ruined inside.

As the years passed, a series of problems began to appear.

Therefore, people must keep their eyes open when choosing and choose carefully.

Attention: Check if the color is durable

The service life of crystal lamps of different grades is also different.

The quality difference between low-end and high end is quite obvious, even though the difference is not very noticeable.

Consumers should look first at the color of the lamp, then at its gold plating. High-end metal accessories tend to be electroplated with 24K gold.

The color of this gold-plated light won’t change for many years. Rusty and low-end lights can’t achieve the same effect, and they will lose their original colour in just two to three months.

Low-end crystal lamps will darken in color and the brackets will become rusty after a period of time, while high-end crystal lamps will not change color for two to three years or even longer.

4.Shining brightly, the crystal ball is the key

Crystal lamps are bright because of their cutting surface and purity. They also contain lead.

Therefore, consumers should check whether the crystal ball has cracks, bubbles, water ripples and impurities when purchasing.

Only crystal clear crystal balls can exert the best optical performance, allowing the light passing through to refract magnificent colors. ;

To achieve the best refraction of the Crystal Ball, the cutting surface must be smooth with clear corners and edges.

and in terms of lead content, generally high-quality crystal balls will use full lead crystal , the lead oxide content is no less than 30%, which is the purest raw material and can emit bright colors.

Crystal lamps are a great way to add a touch of elegance and sparkle to any room.

But if time goes by, the angular, smooth and bright cutting surface of the crystal lamp will accumulate a lot of dust, which will inevitably weaken the refractive index of the crystal lamp, and the crystal lamp will lose its former style.

So how can we return it to its former glory?

Don’t worry, general crystal lamp lighting shops will have dedicated cleaning personnel. There are professionals who will clean your crystal lamp for you.

The price varies depending on the number crystal balls. The price ranges between 30 and 50 yuan.

If you find it too troublesome, you can also clean it yourself.

You can use two different methods: first, you can clean your kerosene.

First remove the crystal parts, then soak them in kerosene, gently wipe the surface with a toothbrush, and after the surface dirt has softened, scrub it with washing powder; second, clean it with a special detergent.

Spraying a cleaning agent onto the surface of crystal lighting will remove the dust that is floating on the ball or piece. It’s simple, easy, and effective.