Classic Chandeliers Fashion

Classic chandeliers offer a stylish and glamorous atmosphere. However, it is important to make the right choice when choosing your chandelier, especially when you want them to show an elegant effect.

MEASURE RULE OF THUMBS

Here you can find a useful guide on selecting the chandelier size and height. But the basics are simple:

“The general rule for hanging dining room chandeliers is that the bottom of the fixture should hang between 30″ and 36″ from the tabletop assuming you have an 8′ ceiling.”

“The diameter of the dining room chandelier should be about one half to two thirds the width of the table it will be hanging over.”

CLASSIC CRYSTAL CHANDELIERS

A subtle and highly desirable effect can be achieved with a classic design chandelier. The spectrum of light and colors offered by Murano glass classic chandeliers is particularly eye-catching.

Hand-made Murano chandeliers feature a variety of wavy and tubular shapes and colors, including: pinks, yellows, blues, greens, red and blacks. If you go to our store you can also browse our fantastic color featuring, for example: antique style crystal, black, black and crystal trimmings, crystal and kt. gold, crystal and black trimmings, crystal and blue and many more.

Murano Glass Classic Chandelier

Murano often comprises floral and romantic motifs, that makes them a highly desirable piece due to the magic effect produced by its shape and lighting.

Classic chandeliers can fit almost any budget, limiting only those with a poor imagination. Sizes and shapes can fit every dinning room and almost any other type of room, including kitchens, baths and bedrooms.

Since acquiring a chandelier usually requires spending more money than any traditional light forms, you may want to stick to a style that won’t go out dated as fashion trends change. Choosing a classic style chandelier is the best option for buying a chandelier. But the freedom of design and styles offered by these hand-made pieces, also makes choosing them a rewarding experience that, while may take some time. It will bring joy and glamour to your house gatherings.

While most people furnish their living or dining rooms from the bottom up, we would suggest in fact the opposite, to furnish your room from top to bottom. That is, starting from your ceiling deco and finishing with your flooring and carpeting. This top-bottom approach means you’ll spend some time with an empty living or dining room, but from what we’ve seen with some of our customers, the reward of dressing up a room, starting with a classic chandelier makes your interior design expert go ballistic about the many places your imagination will take you.

If you have decided you want to acquire a classic chandelier, take a look at our selected list of chandelier dealers and resellers. Maybe you’ll find one that suits your budget, taste and needs.

How To Identify Authentic Murano Glass?

I’ve received many questions by email about how to identify authentic Murano glass. So I decided to expand on my reasoning for how to identify authentic Murano glass chandeliers and provide a little historical background. If you are not too much into history, you can skip this part and jump directly into the second section.

how to identify authentic murano glass

Believe it or not, authentic Murano glass is still hand-made in factories the island of Murano, about 15 minutes from the beautiful Venice, Italy. Even more, artisans still use a centuries old technique to make Murano glass. It’s one of the reasons why no Murano piece is ever the same. Because they are all hand made and often contain irregularities.

You may wonder why such a famous manufacturers hub wasn’t closer to Venice or the richer cities in Italy. The reason is simple. Artisans were moved to the island of Murano to warranty the safety of Italian cities. You see, Murano furnaces use fire and thus, if proper measures are not taken, especially in the 13th century, fires could spread easily.

Although there are several types of Italian chandeliers, only those from the region of Murano are authentic. Here’s how you can tell whether or not they are authentic.

Top 10 ways how to identify authentic Murano glass:

1. Ask for the certificate of the company selling the chandelier. This certificate is issued by the Italian association for Murano manufacturers and it’s only issued to some people.

2. Murano glass is unmistakeably clear. And it’s shine and clarity can’t be compared to generic glass. It’s weight is also a factor.

3. Murano glass will usually have a Pontill marking on it’s base.

4. The glass piece should carry a label from the manufacturer engraved on it.

5. You will really need to spend some time doing research about the glass masters and their production models.

6. Because authentic Murano glass is hand made, it will contain some lines or imperfections, although these are not really imperfections, but rather, a seal of quality. Hey, it’s almost like green or blue eyes!

7. If your piece has no lines or bubbles, it’s probably a fake, meaning it was mass produced and not hand-made.

8. The price is also a factor. If the piece you are buying has a price tag under the market rates, you should be suspicious about your Murano glass. While we offer low prices, we really could never compete against Chinese copies.

9. If you still have doubts, please write me or send some pictures. I may be able to help you identify your chandelier.

10. As price of the piece plays a role. So does shipping rates. An authentic Murano piece won’t be really shipped using a cheap shipping method, thus it’s price will be usually high.

Thanks for reading, please share if you think this was useful. As always, I’d be happy to answer all your questions. Please write to: sales@muranodirect.com

For further reading you may want to check this resources:

How to identify an original Murano Glass

Identify Fake Murano Glass listed on EBay

Murano Glass Forums