Saturday, October 24, 2009
Crystal shards are used to reflect the light of the chandelier
The first crystal chandeliers were originally manufactured with real finely ground down crystals. The gleaming gems were made to reflect light that was given off by candles that were placed all around the piece. The main objective of the chandelier was to create a peaceful and romantic atmosphere. The crystal chandeliers of days prior were definitely a sight to see. The shining gems surrounding the dancing flames of candles that were placed inside it were enough to take ones breath away. These lighting fixtures were something that many people had never seen.