Guide To Crystorama Quality Crystal Chandeliers (Courtesy of Crystorama)
Types of Crystal Crystal may be machine-cut, handcut or molded. A description of crystal types follows:
(S)STRASS CRYSTAL : Absolute perfection.
Considered the finest crystal in the world. Optically pure, free of flaws and unique in purity. 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 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.
(MWP)MAJESTIC WOOD POLISHED: The choice of traditionalists.
Our 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.
(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
(SSS) SWAROVSKI ELEMNETS SILVER SHADE : Everyday Glamour.
Fashion is the inspiration for this new silver shaded crystal. The subtle, faintly iridescent color is the new highly anticipated chic colored crystal. from traditional to contemporary, the mirrored like tones that coat the Silver Shade Swarovski Elemensts crystal help these collections coordinate with any decor. The Silver Shade carries the Swarovski Elements emblem which guarantees the optical pure quality.
(GT-MWP) HAND CUT GOLDEN TEAK CRYSTAL : Fashion Crafted.
The Golden Teak is a transparent crystal of a high degree of brilliance. The fire and brilliance of the crystal comes from the the reflection of light passing through the prism. The soft glow of the Golden Teak color is added to the ctystal and then hand polished on a wooden wheel. The fashion forward Golden Teak is designed for today's interiors.
(GTS) SWAROVSKI ELEMNETS GOLDEN TEAK : Elegantly Dramatic.
Swarovski Elements Golden Teak crystal is color coated to give warmth and elegance. Every piece carries the Swarovki Elements signature. This guarantees the optical purity, quality and true value found only in Swarovski Elements. The classic Golden Teak color will inspire any interior with its rich deep color.