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Buying a Schonbek chandelier is about more than just buying a pretty light. It’s about buying an elegant item for your home that can serve as a contemporary statement piece as well as an heirloom piece to be passed down to the younger generations in your family. Choosing the right type of crystal is the most important part of selecting the right Schonbek chandelier.
Schonbek offers many different types of crystals in their fixtures. Each one has unique features that embody the essence of a specific historical period in crystal construction. There are four key types of Schonbek crystal that are important to consider when choosing a chandelier.
- Swarovski Strass. Many consider Swarovski Strass crystal to be the best quality in the world. It is a flaw-free type of clear crystal that is manufactured in the Austrian Alps. Swarovski Strass crystal contains over 30% of lead content, which means that it’s a type of crystal that truly sparkles. It is machine-cut with absolute precision and coated with an invisible coating that makes it easy to clean so that you can retain that amazing sparkle.
- Swarovski Spectra. This is another option that gives you the brilliance and high quality of the Swarovski name. Schonbek chandeliers featuring Swarovski Spectra crystal sparkle brilliantly in the light. However, they are slightly more affordable than some of the other Schonbek options, which makes them particularly appealing to many buyers.
- Heritage Hand-cut. This type of crystal really shows off the skill of Schonbek. It’s a high-quality hand-cut crystal that was once only used in high-quality optical equipment Schonbek recognized that the amazing refractive quality of this crystal would be excellent for chandeliers.