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How To Buy a Crystal Chandelier (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

Steve Sheinkopf  |  July 24, 2013  |  3 Min. Read

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How Do You Buy a Crystal Chandelier?

Crystal chandeliers have staged a huge comeback in recent years. You can place a crystal seemingly anywhere from kitchens, hallways and even bathrooms (which has actually become popular).

There are so many different styles to choose with so many different design elements. Have a look as we have 150 or so on display..

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Questions to consider

Do you want the chandelier with arms or without?

crystal chandelier with arms   crystal chandelier no arms

Crystal chandelier with arms


Crystal chandelier without arms

Do you want the chandelier to have a glass arms or cast brass?

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Glass arm crystal chandelier


Cast brass crystal chandelier

Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, what type of crystal? There are three types:

  • Legacy Crystal - Legacy comes from the traditional glass-making region around Venice. Modestly priced compared to cut crystal, this Venetian crystal is molded and fire-polished to produce a subtle luminosity.
  • Heritage Handcut crystal - Heritage crystal is cut by hand in two stages, first on an iron and then a sandstone wheel. Each crystal is then polished on a wood wheel with marble dust. HERITAGE HANDCUT® crystal is the most authentic, handcrafted crystal in the world.
  • Swarovski Elements - Swarovski Elements is the premium brand for the finest colored crystal elements manufactured by Swarovski.
  • Strauss-  The best crystal due to its high lead content.  Strauss is machine cut for perfection and has the most eye catching sparkle.  It is also the most expensive

They all have different effects and different prices.

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Prices of Crystal Chandeliers

A chandelier with Legacy crystal will cost roughly $500-$1,000, $1,000-$2,000 with Heritage crystal and starting at $2,000 for a Swarovski crystal chandelier.

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A few review sites have placed this at the bottom of their articles. So here is our take: Our mission is to find reliable products for you to buy. Other review sites may say this as well.

However, we don’t love every product. Quite frankly, it costs us way too much money in repair costs to support less reliable brands.

In fact, we sell fewer brands than most appliance stores. Here is why:

We feel it is our responsibility to repair your appliances after you buy them.

We now have 30 service technicians, each averaging 8-10 calls a day Monday through Friday, plus another 110 on Saturday. That's over 30,000 service calls logged in one year.

The labor rates of fixing an appliance do not come close to the true cost in any product’s warranty period.

That is why no major retailer has a service department. It costs too much labor, money and time.

Our Blog is a bit different than most others you will read. We cannot write glowing reviews of unreliable products.

Hopefully, the bloggers and organizations who write such glowing product reviews for every brand consider servicing these products first. Only then they will understand the consequences of their marketing.

Steve Sheinkopf

My goal has always been simple: I want Yale to be the best retail experience anywhere. I have tried to create a compelling environment for customers and employees alike.

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