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Alternatively you may feel much more comfortable with the clean lines and style of an ultra-modern piece, or anything in between. With options and choices for lighting, you're almost certain to find a style that suits your taste, your space, and your budget.
The Marks of a Craftsman
You should be aware that if you've ordered a high quality design in hand blown glass, you may at first be disappointed in some of the rough finishes. However to an expert these seeming ‘blemishes’ are regarded as its certificate of uniqueness; they are the hallowed seal of a master craftsman. So, before you buy, make sure you do some homework on how to evaluate their quality, such as when rough edges mean rough products and when they don't.
Crystals – It’s Not the Size That Matters
Top chandelier designers like Schonbek and James Moder use only the best Swarovski crystals for their high-end models, and these materials quickly inflate prices into the thousands of pounds and beyond. However, for those of us looking for something a little more modest in price, those designers, along with many others, offer smaller chandeliers with a range of crystal quality to accommodate our budget.
Your Chandelier and Your Wallet
How much you want to spend on a chandelier will most likely relate to where you plan to put the chandelier in your home, and vice versa. For example, if you want to feature one in one of your main reception rooms, you might want to consider investing more into it than, say, a chandelier hanging in your foyer. Why? Guests don't like to linger in the entrance hall for very long. A cheaper chandelier there will suffice, welcome and impress.
They become a conversation piece and remember that there are few things more pleasing to you as the host than being aware of your guests admiring, and listening to them commenting on, the exquisiteness of your choice in centrepieces and features that you have gone to some efforts to acquire.
A Family Treasure
The Murano Venetian chandelier has been a prized symbol of elegance and enchantment for many years as has the cascading crystal designs. Their beauty and elegance make an absolutely wonderful addition to anyone’s home. And with the amount of choices we have today, you can so readily find a chandelier that fits your style and won’t put a huge dent in your bank account.
A chandelier is a beautiful piece of art that you, your children and your visitors will enjoy for years to come. You will be proud of your sparkling investment, which is sure to become one of your more desired and treasured family heirlooms.
Author: Julian Pollock is an
enthusiast of antiques and precious artifacts. He is the principal contributor
to a resource that illuminates everything from contemporary
and modern chandeliers to the more traditional rustic lanterns and sconces.
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