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How can I tell if my crystal chandelier is really crystal?


Chandeliers made before 1860 have solid arms. After that, chandelier makers began using hollow arms, so that gas could be pumped into them from ducts in the ceiling. To tell whether the shiny teardrops hanging from a chandelier are real crystal or just cut glass, try this test: "Hold one of the teardrops in your hand. If it gets colder as you hold it, you will know it's crystal. Glass will become warmer."



1/8/2007 12:59:32 PM
Pat Henderson said:

I found this tip very useful and if true my chandelier is crystal Thanks Pat


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