How to Select Quality Wholesale Crystal Chandelier Parts
When replacing crystal chandelier parts, it is important that you match the shape and size of the already existing chandelier. There are however, a few factors that you should consider to ensure that when you buy wholesale crystal chandelier parts that you are getting high quality parts.
- The highest quality crystals contain lead, which easily refracts light when viewed at an angle. Lead crystals are particularly distinguished from non-lead crystals in quality and appearance. Lead crystal is also very clear.
- High quality crystal chandelier parts are cut and hand polished to smooth surfaces on all sides, while low quality crystal is pressed and is not polished well. Also, lower quality crystal parts will have obvious seams from where they were formed.
- Verify the supplier of the chandelier parts, and avoid buying from unauthorized suppliers as they may be selling counterfeit products. If you have doubts, it is advisable to contact the manufacturer who can easily clarify on the matter, and advise you accordingly.
Alternatives to crystal chandelier parts
While crystal chandelier parts are without doubt the highest quality crystals, there are cheaper alternatives which are also of good quality. A good example is colored glass prisms and pedagogues, which are very popular and are offered by different companies in a variety of shapes and colors. You should ensure that the chandelier part consists of a matching top bead as opposed to a clear glass bead, which may be cheaper but of lesser quality. It is of worth to note that while these are good alternatives, they cannot replace the crystal chandelier parts, especially when dealing with antiques.
AB Crystal sells chandelier parts both in wholesale or retail quantities. Call us today for a quote, an inquiry, or for any further assistance you may require.