Partner Post: How to Clean Crystal Like a Boss
Crystal, always a valued treasure, is rooted both in history and legend. The Romans believed that the fire and sparkle in a crystal jewel reflected the flame and romance of constant love. In early central Europe, crystals were added to chandeliers to help increase the intensity of the candlelight as it reflected off the surfaces of each crystal. Based off their deep history, crystal chandeliers continue to grace palaces and museums throughout the world. Once reserved only for the wealthy and royalty, crystal chandeliers can now grace any modern-day interior.
Today’s crystal chandeliers use advanced technology, combined with old world knowledge, to produce brilliant crystals that offer superior light refraction. The design and manufacturing of crystal chandeliers require years of experience and specialized craftsmanship. Unlike the cheap mass-produced chandeliers offered elsewhere, well-made crystal chandeliers, like those from Crystorama , offer traditional chandeliers created by specialized craftsmen with decades of training and experience. Every crystal is carefully inspected and hand-strung by a skilled technician before it is utilized in a fixture.
That said, for the finest crystal, you’ll want the finest cleaning routine to keep it shining bright! Here are a few expert tips to preserve and protect your crystal chandelier.
- Install Each Chandelier Properly
Well-made chandeliers are designed to last a lifetime – and longer – perhaps even become a family heirloom. No matter your budget, when you purchase lighting, you are making an investment in your home. To guarantee your safety and the longevity of the fixture, follow all the given instructions carefully when installing your chandelier. This will ensure efficient lighting and safe maintenance! With a quality crystal fixture you may want to consider having a professional do the installation to ensure a lifetime of beauty (plus many installers will warranty their work).
- Dust Regularly
There’s always plenty to do around the house, but the right light fixture makes all the household chores feel much more doable? Take a few minutes and add your light fixtures to the weekly dusting routine. We recommend using a damp chamois cloth or a feather duster to carefully remove the dust from your chandeliers.
- Use Gentle Cleaners
To keep the crystals of your chandelier sparkling, consider a non-abrasive crystal chandelier cleaner. Despite what you may read on the Internet, DO NOT clean crystal in a dishwasher. The finish on the metal clips used to attach the crystals to the frame will be ruined in a flash, and your crystals may be damaged. Simply dampen a rag with a gentle cleaner and wipe down the crystals. This deeper cleaning need not be weekly, but add it to the list of your seasonal cleanings.
- Sit Back and Enjoy
The good news is that high-quality chandeliers and lights do not require maintenance beyond regular, general cleaning. With proper care, your Crystorama chandelier will become tomorrow’s antique, a family heirloom to love, treasure and pass on to future generations.
For questions about cleaning your beautiful fixtures, adding a stunning chandelier to your home décor, or anything else, reach out to our experts at Indiana Lighting !