The crystal chandelier is one of the most desired lighting fixture there is because of its beauty, style, and the luxurious lifestyle it gives off in your home and everyone in it. A crystal chandelier brings warmth to its owners and grandeur to the room it is installed in. It is a piece of beauty that only a few furniture items can rival. The popularity of crystal chandelier has caused many to create low-quality replicas that may look exactly the same as the original, but might not last as long due to the cheap materials used.
The crystal and the finishing of the chandelier are the ones commonly copied by unscrupulous manufacturers. Here some tips on how to determine if they're real or not.
How Do You Determine If It's Real?
It is hard to determine the real crystals from the fake ones without subjecting them to the test. Keep in mind that real crystals have the ability to reflect prisms of light so expect a spectrum of colors when the light hits the crystals. You can even get a crystal and hold them up to the light to see if you see rainbows in it. If this does not happen then you can safely conclude that the crystals of your chandeliers are fake -- made of cheap quartz or glass.
Trust Only Credible Chandelier Makers
To avoid the embarrassing situation of having to ask the sales person if the crystal chandelier they are selling is made of real crystals, then buy your crystal chandelier from a reputable store that offers these items from a credible maker. You can check out these chandelier makers on the Internet and read reviews about their product to determine whether its worth buying or not. You can even ask about the materials used if possible to give you some idea on what you're buying, as well as determine its quality as well.
Prepare Your wallet
If you're eyeing a real crystal chandelier then prepare to spend some serious money for it. The elegance and style a crystal chandelier brings to your house is very costly and not for the average person to purchase -- especially for those without the budget for it. But rest assured that the purchase is worth it. But an expensive crystal chandelier is not a guarantee that it is the real thing. Fakes can also be expensive to give the impression to the buyer that they are the genuine item.