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Advice About Buying Prisms and Chandelier Parts

There are a few important considerations to make when buying prisms and chandelier parts for a lamp or fixture that may be missing parts. Unless you are replacing all of the crystal parts, you will, of course, want to try and match your new prisms or parts as closely as possible to the ones that remain on your lamp. Therefore, size and shape will probably be foremost on your list of priorities.

The sizes (lengths) listed for B & P Lamp Supply’s prisms and pendalogues do not include the top bead. So, if the prisms or pendalogues on your lamp or fixture measure say 3” (see Fig. 1), not including the top bead, you should look for a 3” prism with a similar shape.

After having determined a good size and shape to match your fixture or chandelier’s existing parts, your next consideration should be the quality of the part or parts you need. Most of B & P Lamp Supply’s chandelier parts are of a very good quality, even the less expensive glass prisms and pendalogues.

Here are a few things to look for when considering the quality you need in replacement chandelier parts (prisms, pendalogues, bead chain, bobesches, etc.):

The use of a clear bead instead of a matching colored glass bead makes them less expensive but, also, less authentic for those who are looking to refurbish or restore an antique or early style hanging lamp or fixture. All of the colored glass prisms offered by B & P Lamp Supply come with a matching colored glass bead on top. They may not be the least expensive prisms but they look great and will come much closer to matching existing prisms or pendalogues on old lamps and fixtures.

In sum, Antique Lamp Supply offers a variety of high quality prisms, pendalogues, chandelier parts, and genuine Strass parts, as well as chandelier trimmings and pinning supplies to refurbish almost any early fixture. As with all of our items, your satisfaction is guaranteed.