Modern & contemporary crystal chandeliers, a guide to the best of 2017!

Modern & contemporary crystal chandeliers

1st, Hile Lighting Modern Chandelier Crystal Ball Fixture Pendant Ceiling Lamp

This fantastic chandelier crystal pendant light fixture will be an excellent choice for a bathroom, vanity room, hall way or a walk-in closet. Self assembly is required and it can be quite tedious to hang all of the crystals, but the end result is truly stunning. The assembly should no longer than 30 minutes and instructions are provided. It is a perfect light to make a small space shine and at a very reasonable price to match.

The dimensions are;

  • Height 8.7″ x length 8.7″ x width 9.8″,
  • 3.3 lbs weight,
  • 1 light, Incandescent light source,
  • Modern style,
  • Chrome color,
  • Crystal and metal material,
  • Chrome finish,
  • Assembly required

Rating 4.6/5.0

Amazon price today $29.23

2nd, Jac D’Lights crystal chandelier lighting 8 lights fixture pendant

A beautiful crystal chandelier with 8 lights in a polished steel finish, this light will grace any home with style and panache. You will need to assembly the light fixture from scratch, all of the fixtures and fittings, plus some extra components are included in the box. The assembly should take no longer than a couple of hours and when you are finished you will have a stylish chandelier crystals light in your room. There is an option at an extra cost for expert installation.

The dimensions are;

  • Height 28″ x width 28″ x length 28″
  • 8 Lights
  • 16 lbs weight
  • Classic style
  • Glass crystal and polished steel
  • Assembly required

Rating 4.6/5.0

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3rd, Whse of Tiffany Royal Crystal chandelier

This square style crystal chandelier has plenty of style and bling for the money, which makes it an excellent mid price range choice. You will need to assemble the light yourself which could take a few hours, instructions are in the box, but the effort required is definitely worth it! The light looks stunning and could easily be mistaken for a product that is worth four times the amount. The assembly is a slight pain, otherwise I would have given it a higher rating. There is an option at an extra cost for expert installation.

The dimensions are;

  • Height 17″ x width 17″ x length 9″
  • 4 Lights
  • 12 lbs
  • Modern style
  • Chrome finish, crystal and metal material
  • Assembly required

Rating 4.5/5.0

Amazon price today $109.65

4th, Siljoy Rectangular Crystal Chandelier Lighting Modern Pendant Lights

An absolutely stunning modern pendant light that comes in two size dimensions of 31.5 and 39.5 inches in length, plus four different colors. Self assembly is required, but the instructions are a bit vague, so it could take some time to put it all together. Once the light has been installed it looks glorious, elegant and a lot more expensive looking than its current price tag. If your budget allows a little bit more and you have a couple of spare hours to assembly this gorgeous light fixture will be for you.

The dimensions are;

  • Height 8.86″ x length 31.5″ x width 9.84″,
  • 29 lbs weight,
  • 6 lights,
  • Incandescent light source,
  • Contemporary style,
  • Golden and Polished colors,
  • Crystal, metal and glass material, Plating finish,
  • Assembly required

Rating 4.5/5.0

Amazon price today $213.28

5th, Ella Fashion Modern Contemporary Luxury Crystal Chandelier

When you think of contemporary and modern chandeliers, this would be what I would expect the design to look like. A stunning spiral chandelier with hanging crystal pendants and nine lights. This chandelier will look fantastic in just about every room, but a foyer would be an excellent focal point to the house.  Installation is required to setup the light with mounting hardware and instructions included, there is an option at an extra cost for expert installation. Some may find the assembly a little bit tricky, so the installation option maybe required. There are four other options that include, hanging crystal balls, balls style, simple fixture and single crystal wires.

The dimensions are;

  • Height 72.8″ x width 19.6″ x length 19.6″
  • 27 lbs
  • 7 Lights
  • Contemporary/Modern style
  • Crystal and chrome finish
  • Assembly required

Rating 4.5/5.0

Amazon price today $219.99

6th, DINGGU Chrome Finish Modern 3 Lights Crystal Chandelier Pendant Lighting

Our last crystal pendant light is this elegant and beautiful looking 3 piece ensemble. This light is perfect for a dining room, living room or bedroom. It is easy to assemble and has 3 LED lights, good value for money too.

The dimensions are;

  • Height 23.6″ x length 7.1″ x width 39.4″,
  • 6.6 lbs weight,
  • 3 lights,
  • LED light source,
  • Modern style,
  • Silver color, Chrome finish,
  • Crystal and metal material,
  • Assembly required

Rating 4.5/5.0

Amazon price today $103.99

7th, LightInTheBox modern contemporary Crystal chandelier with 6 lights

This is one of the best modern crystal chandeliers you can buy and is visually stunning too! The self assembly could take up to 5 hours and the instructions could be clearer, but it’s definitely worth the effort. With 6 lights in a chrome finish, this gorgeous chandelier will grace any room in your house with style and uniqueness. There is an option at an extra cost for expert installation.

The dimensions are;

  • Height 16″ x width 16″ x length 18″
  • 6 Lights
  • 11 lbs
  • Modern style
  • Crystal and metal material, chrome finish
  • Assembly required

Rating 4.3/5.0

Amazon price today $135.99

8th, Jojospring Jolie Shade flush mount chandelier

Something a little different is this black crystal chandelier in a contemporary style which will look fantastic in any home. The assembly instructions are clear and concise, but allow a few hours to assemble correctly. I love that this chandelier will cast a stunning design on the ceiling and that makes it a solid choice in our opinion just for that feature alone! There is an option at an extra cost for expert installation.

The dimensions are;

  • Height 14.6″ x width 14.6″ x length 8.3″
  • 4 Lights
  • 9 lbs
  • Contemporary style
  • Metal material, black finish
  • Assembly required

Rating 4.3/5.0

Amazon price today $133.00

9th, TOPMAX Cut Crystal LED pendant with oval two rings

A truly stunning and a very distinctive light fixture is this crystal chandelier. Although this light looks beautiful, you may need an electrician set it up and wire the light as the instructions could be complicated for some people. What I love about this chandelier is that you can adjust the oval rings into different shapes and that is definately worth the price! There is an option at an extra cost for expert installation.

The dimensions are;

  • Height 23.4″ x width 13.6″ x length 11.7″
  • 1, 2 or 3 rings
  • 11 lbs
  • Modern style
  • Metal material and cut crystal, chrome finish
  • Assembly required

Rating 4.2/5.0

Amazon price today $169.00

10th, Ella Fashion clear K9 Crystal Chandelier

If you are looking for a contemporary/modern chandelier with a stunning design, then this could be for you. It looks a lot more expensive than it is and it’s perfect for an entryway, dining or living room. The hanging crystals give this chandelier an elegant, but a modern twist to a hanging chandelier. Self assembly and installation is required, full instructions are included and should not take more than a couple of hours to setup.

The dimensions are;

  • Height 31.5″ x width 9.8″ x length 8.9″
  • 5 lights
  • 27 lbs
  • Contemporary style
  • Stainless steel and crystal, chrome finish
  • Assembly required

Rating 4.2/5.0

Amazon price today $219.99

11th, Gallery Crystal Chandelier with large white shade

Our final chandelier in this review is a lovely round fixture with hangings crystals and a white shade. Perfect for any room in the house, but we think it will be ideal for a master bedroom.  Self assembly is required, hanging the crystals could be quite time consuming, but there is an option at an extra cost for expert installation.

The dimensions are;

  • Height 15″ x width 15″ round
  • 3 lights
  • Contemporary style
  • Empress crystal
  • Assembly required

Rating 4.2/5.0

Amazon price today $97.44

The best of the rest

Still not decided on what you wish to purchase or require more to choose from, then do not fret, here are the best rated by category on Amazon.

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Types of crystal glass

Crystalline is glass with 6-105 of lead oxide. A half-lead crystal contains 24-30% lead, and full lead crystal contains lead percentage more than 30%. There are many types of crystals used in the making of crystal lights and chandeliers. We have discussed few and the most common crystal types below for you.

Machine cut crystals

Machine cut crystals have precise edges, good angles, and sharp facets to reflect light effectively. The visual purity and precise polishing add to the look and shine of the crystals.

Hand cut crystals

Hand cut crystals are manually labored crystals that are reputed for being highly refractive and are just perfect to give chandeliers that antique look and sparkle. The crystals are processed in two different steps; first, the crystals are cut by sandstone and iron wheel and then secondly they are polished manually using a wood wheel and marble dust.

Legacy crystals

These crystals are also known as Venetian crystals and originate from Venice. These crystals are handblown by the artisans instead of cutting with machines and tools. The bright and shimmering look of the crystals lend an authentic feel and antique look to the chandeliers. Today most of the antique look chandeliers are made of the Venetian crystals.

Apart from the above type of crystals that are processed using three main techniques, you also get to see various other types of on the market for making chandeliers.

The Swarovski Crystal

The Swarovski crystal is considered as one of the finest crystals in the world which originate from Austria. The crystals from Austria are clear and pure and are available in various colors including gold and silver. If you are looking for a vintage charm to the chandeliers, then these crystals will add the look for sure.

Crystal rocks

The crystal rocks were used in the 16th century for making chandeliers where candles were used as light sources. Today we can find chandeliers made of these crystals only in ancestral properties, palaces, and museums.

Colored crystals

Today we find these crystals in various types of chandeliers. The color is coated onto the crystal, and you can find almost all colors of crystals on the market.

Cleaning crystal chandeliers

Dirty or dusty crystal chandeliers fail to give off the atmospheric effects expected of them.  Proper care of your crystal light is essential to achieving the full effect of the piece.  Follow these steps carefully while cleaning your crystal, and be sure to take great care of each piece as you clean.

Spray and drip-dry cleaning

This method of cleaning is good to remove dirt and dust every two to six months.  This method does not require the crystals to be removed from the fixture.

Switch off the power to the fixture and ensure that the bulbs are screwed in tight to prevent water seeping into the sockets.  For further protection, cover each bulb with a small sandwich bag and tie something around the base.  Pace a towel on the floor below the crystal bathroom vanity lighting to absorb the dripping cleaner.

For the best cleaning spray, you can either use a store bought crystal cleaning solution, or you can make your own.  To make your own, mix one-part ammonia with three parts distilled water, as tap water can leave marks on crystal.  Some crystal manufacturers believe that hot, soapy water is an effective cleaner.  Others suggest a mixture of one-part isopropyl alcohol to three parts distilled water.

Spray the crystal thoroughly so that the solution covers all surfaces of the fixture, but avoid any electrical components or exposed wire.  The fixture should remain stationary.  Let the solution drip off the crystals, cleaning the dirt off.  Spray the crystals with distilled water to thoroughly clean any remaining dirt or soap.  An alternative to letting the crystals drip dry is to wipe them dry with clean cotton gloves.  Once the crystals have dried, remove the bulbs from their sockets and use a soft microfiber cloth with cleaning solution to wipe down the light sockets.

Cleaning individual crystals

If the crystals have accumulated tough dirt and grime, the best option is to remove the individual crystals from the fixture and hand wash them.  Line a sink or basin with a towel to protect the crystals while washing them, then fill the container with warm water and dish-washing soap.  Line a second basin the same way, and fill with a mixture of hot water and ammonia.

Carefully remove the crystals from one section of the light at a time, taking note of where they are positioned on the fixture.  Take a picture of the fixture before you begin cleaning, as reference for replacing the pieces.  Wash the crystals gently in the soapy water, then rinse them in the ammonia mixture.  Wipe each crystal dry with a clean, soft cloth.  Carefully hang the crystals back in the correct places.  Use a cloth or gloves to avoid leaving fingerprints.

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