Steps to Selecting the Ideal Crystal Chandelier

It has a good decorative effect.

even if you don’t turn on the light.

Cleaning is more difficult.

Therefore, when purchasing crystal chandeliers, the main consideration is cleaning.

After eliminating worries about cleaning, the key points when purchasing are as follows:

1: First,

find out whether the crystal pendants on the crystal chandelier are from other countries or from China. The difference in price between the two chandeliers is enormous, many times more.

2: If it comes from other countries,

it must be ma-de from Asfa crystals in Egypt or Swarovski crystals from Austria. The price difference between the two is several times or even ten times.

3: If it is Chinese crystal,

You will need to check if the cutting edge of the crystal is rounded or sharp. The rounded one is not valuable. The light refraction will only be effective if the cutting lines have been made clear.

The light holder will normally be electroplated.

It depends on whether there are any defects on the overall electroplat-ed surface.

5: It is also very important to

make sure that the small rings and needles used to hang the crystals are stainless steel. This can be directly test-ed with a magnet. It will rust if it’s not made of stainless steel. This is embarrassing.

It is best to buy a Chinese brand, such as J@s Lighting, regardless of what you are buying.

Which has a minimum quality guarantee?

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

Many consumers love and purchase crystal lamps because they bring elegance, style and luxury to a space.

The development of optical fiber and diode technology has made crystal lamps smaller and lighter,

making them more suitable for modern-style home decoration.

Crystal cutting technology has also developed.

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.

Selecting crystals

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

As for natural crystals, there are very few natural crystal lightings on the market,

so I won’t introduce too much about natural crystals here.

Synthetic crystal, also called regenerated crystal, is a single crystal, also known as synthetic crystal and piezoelectric crystal.

Regenerated crystal uses a hydrothermal crystallization method to “imitate the growth process of natural crystal”,

Place natural silicon ore in an autoclave with some chemicals, and slowly cultivate it over a time period of 1 to 3 months (for various crystals).

Its chemical composition, molecular structure, optical properties, mechanical and electrical properties are exactly the same as those of natural crystal. However, in terms of birefringence and polarization, regenerated crystal is purer and has better color than natural crystal. After processing (cutting, grinding, polishing), the particles of various shapes are crystal clear, dazzling, wear-resistant and corrosion-resistant.

Smelted crystal is called synthetic crystal on the market, but that is actually inaccurate.

Smelting crystal is generally made from crystal waste as raw material,

smelted under high temperature and high pressure, and then frozen and crystallized.

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

but it is resistant to high temperatures, so it can be made into crystal cups, baking sheets, tea sets, etc.

K9 crystal is also called K9 glass imitation crystal. Some people also call it synthetic glass, which is wronger.

Although K9 glass is also smelted with silica as the main raw material,

24% lead is added during the smelting process. , which is actually lead glass.

Why add lead? Generally, glass turns blue or green and does not look like crystal. However, after adding lead, the whiteness of the glass is very high and it looks very much like crystal. Particularly K9 glass (which contains 24%) is the most similar to crystal. appropriate.

Among the more high-end lighting products, synthetic crystals are used. Swarovski is the most famous brand. In the lighting industry, Baohui Lighting’s crystal lamps use its crystals.

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

Laser markings will be present on every crystal.

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

or fluffy textures to imitate natural crystal.

The essence of K9 imitation glass crystal is still glass. Common products are crystal medals, crystal lamps, crystal photo frames, etc. Therefore, K9 crystal is the most common in lighting products. It generally does not reflect colorful light, but is pure white and transparent. Lord.

How to choose crystal chandeliers for your living room?

1.Consider home space

You need to select living room crystal lamps in different sizes.

The size of the room and the height of the floor will determine the price.

The living room must have a floor height of more than 3.3 meters to be suitable for hanging crystal chandeliers.

If you want to use ceiling crystal lamps, then do so. Choose a living room crystal lamp with a single head or three heads if the area of your living room is less than 20 sqm.

If the living room area is between 20 and 30 square meters,

you can choose 5 to 8 living room crystal lamps.

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

If the floor height exceeds 4 meters in addition to the crystal lamps above,

You can also select a double-layer chandelier.

This double-layer crystal chandelier with 10+5 heads for the living area is luxurious.

Understand the price of lamps

Let’s look at the quality of the crystal lamp again. The origin and purity of the crystal are the main factors causing the price difference.

The term crystal is a purified glass that has varying transparency depending on 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.

through the crispness and transparency of the crystal.

The lamp holder is also responsible for the price difference.

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

The wrought iron lamp holder is cheaper,

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

The popular crystal lamps made of glass tubes are also a good choice and are very cost-effective.

3.Identify brand standards

Today, there are many lighting brands on the market,

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

The quality of famous lighting brands is guaranteed and their logos are usually engraved onto 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.

Consumers must look for the brand when choosing a crystal chandelier to prevent confusion

Keep your eyes open to find out what you like.

4.Identify crystal pendants

The pendant specifications of the crystal chandelier must match each other.

The reason why the crystal chandelier can bloom with dazzling light and show a gorgeous and noble temperament has a lot to do with its strings of crystal clear pendants.

The crystal pendants may be different in size and shape.

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.

If the crystal ball is cracked, has bubbles or impurities.

only the crystal clear crystal ball can refract the best light effect and create a bright living atmosphere.

3.How to identify the quality of crystal lamps

1.Weight:

It is a fake if the weight of the item is too low.

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

But now there are many cultured crystals on the market, and their weight is almost the same as that of natural crystals.

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

2.Refractive index:

Crystals are often viewed under light.

In that case, they cannot judge the authenticity of the crystal and can only look at the grade of the crystal,

because crystal has a high refractive index.

You can place the crystal in an area that is relatively dark.

The color of the natural crystal will be very bright, while the color of the cultured crystal will be darker,

Lacking a “spirit”, and having only a slight brightening.

3.Price:

Both cultured crystals as well as natural gem-level stones have something in common.

The crystals are transparent and almost free of stone grains.

The price of the two is quite different. The crystals in the hand beads are usually transparent and cut into surfaces.

It’s transparent, but the price is generally not too high.

However, if it is really a natural gemstone,

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

4.Color difference:

Natural crystal has color difference. Natural crystals cannot be all the same color. Citrine is a good example. There are few natural citrines available.

Natural citrine can be identifi-ed when place-d in water. Natural citrine is a varying color in water.

Usually the color of one piece of citrine radiates to the entire crystal and is yellow. When cultivating crystals, the color is absolutely uniform.

5.Inner packaging:

It will not be a fake if the inner packaging is authentic.

so you can be absolutely assur-ed when buying crystals with inner contents such as hair crystals and ghosts,

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

Being seen through-out.

6.Indicator measurement:

Crystals are divid-ed into K5/K8/K9, of course K9 is the best.

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

The price per kilogram ranges between 10 and 15 yuan. The transmittance, refractive effect, hardness and texture are much higher than those of 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.

7.Others:

Crystals with patterns of stone are not fake. They feel cool and have a nice shine. When choosing crystal, you must first look at whether it is domestic crystal, Egyptian crystal or Austrian crystal;

secondly, look at the craftsmanship of the crystal lamp and the material of the metal frame; and then look at the price range.

The price is always fluctuating.

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

Experts say that the prices of crystal chandeliers on the market are high.

In China, the price of crystal lamps that have a diameter around 1 meter ranges from 3,000 to 5,000 yuan. However, in Egypt they cost between 5,000 and 10,000 yuan.

When choosing crystal lamps for your living room, you should consider the following.

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.

Industry insiders pointed out that according to space requirements, a crystal lamp with a diameter of about 1 meter should be select-ed for a living room of 20 square meters to 30 square meters.

You can choose according to different families and different rooms: many double-room families are mainly for the use of the living room, so they mainly use atmospheric and beautiful ceilings and pendant crystal lamps;

Some young people, or newlyweds, may choose to decorate their bedroom with a multi-pendant, wall-mounted, crystal lamp that is delicate, charming and warm in tone.

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.

Nowadays, most crystal lamps on the market start at a thousand yuan. Crystal lamps from different manufacturers are very similar.

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

The lighting is installed with high-quality lamps on the outer layer of the crystal lamp or in obvious locations, but inferior products are used on the inner layer and hidden areas.

They look very similar to famous brands of lighting.

People choose cheaper items if they look the same. As everyone knows, those goods are gold and jade on the outside but ruined on the inside.

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

People must choose with care and keep an open mind.

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.

This kind of gold-plated light will not change color for several years, nor will it Rusty, low-end ones cannot achieve this effect and will lose their original color in two or 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.

The key to the shining crystal ball is its brightness

The reason why crystal lamps can shine brightly is mainly due to the purity and cutting surface of the crystal ball and the lead content.

When purchasing a crystal ball, it is important to check for cracks, bubbles or water ripples.

Only crystal balls with crystal clarity can provide the best optical performance. The light that passes through them will refract beautiful colors. ;

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

Lead oxide is the most pure raw material, and it can produce bright colors.

Brand-new crystal lamps can make the room shine with dazzling light, reflecting distinctive elegance.

The crystal lamp’s angular, bright, smooth cutting surface will eventually accumulate dust. This will weaken its refractive index, and it will lose the style of its previous design.

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.

Depending on the number of crystal balls, the charges are also different. The general price is between 30 yuan 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.

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