As a newcomer on the scene of lighting, I’m constantly trying to develop new ways of remembering what finishes fixtures come in or various sizes available. One of the more challenging (albeit, fun) categories this applies to is crystals for the chandeliers we carry.
I remember one of my first days at Yale, a customer stopped in with his grandson and I spent time keeping the grandson entertained while his grandfather finished the sale with another sales consultant. I showed the grandson to our crystal chandelier aisle, and let him look through all the different shapes and colors of crystals. For a small child, he was incredibly smart and creative- he came up with names like, “necktie” and color titles such as “raspberry.” I found myself not only impressed, but wondering, What are those unusual-shaped crystals called?