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Why You Should Consider Crystal Ball Prisms

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Why You Should Consider Crystal Ball Prisms

Crystal prisms come in all shapes and sizes. You can find rectangles, squares, hexagons, teardrops, octagons, hearts, pear shapes, and even ball shape. The balls are usually the most popular because they are completely round and give you the best prism looks. You want something to bounce light off of in a complete 360-degree angle and balls are the perfect way to do so. Brands There are many brands out there, all of whom will sell these exquisite gems for any need you have. However, the best option is always Swarovski, which offers quality and style unparalleled by any other...

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Replacement Bobeche Crystal Chandelier Part

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Replacement Bobeche Crystal Chandelier Part

Crystal Chandelier Bobeche

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Chandelier Crystal Parts

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Chandelier Crystal Parts

The first step in choosing replacement crystals is to determine the grade of crystal you’d like to purchase. A crystal’s quality is graded by determining its’ lead oxide content. The lowest grade, crystalline, is glass with six to ten lead oxide content. The mid-grade glass, called half lead, must contain twenty-four to thirty percent lead oxide. Top grade glass, or full lead glass, constitutes a lead oxide content of over thirty percent. Higher amounts of lead oxide equate to more light refraction, making higher-grade crystals more adept at producing the telltale shimmer. Many different crystal types exist, with Strass, Turkish,...

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