All crystal is made out of glass. However, the crystal used on chandeliers are very dissimilar to window and drinking glasses. Crystals used in chandeliers include lead oxide and sometimes other types of oxides. It is the reason why crystals are heavier than the typical glass and why they also have refractive attributes.

Many individuals think lead crystal is only the type of crystal chandeliers. However, there are actually several types of crystals used in crystal chandeliers.

  • Bohemian Crystal
  • Swarovski Strass
  • Chinese Crystal
  • Egyptian Crystal – Asfour
  • Murano Glass