Interestingly enough, the largest Bohemian crystal chandelier hangs in a palace in Istanbul and weighs more than 4 tons. However, if you have a flair for this type of décor in your home, you can get a scaled down version without breaking the bank.
Chandeliers in a wide variety of sizes and styles are very popular in homes all over the world. Whether for a formal dining room or to just add an extra light in a dark area, chandeliers for the home are budget friendly and add a great deal, both in terms of beauty and functionality.
The Bohemian crystal chandelier dates back centuries and is created by master craftsmen experienced in cutting and blowing glass. When visiting the Czech Republic, seeing the glass is one of the high spots. Today, there are many knockoffs of the style of Bohemian glass that comprises the specific style of the crystals used in the chandeliers, although you can still get the actual crystals made in Bohemia as well.
Whether or not you get an authentic Bohemian crystal chandelier, you can at least get one that resembles the type of glass and designs the Bohemians created centuries ago. Even today, fine glass and crystal is a big part of the Bohemian culture and you will see many shops that carry the famous Bohemian crystal.
There are actually many styles of the Bohemian crystal chandelier so if you are interested in this period piece you have a variety of chandeliers to choose from. The crystals may be hand cut or cut with a machine and they also come in a variety of colors and styles.
You can spend a few hundred or several thousand dollars on this type of chandelier so you will want to do a good deal of research. If all you want is a chandelier that is designed in the style of a Bohemian chandelier but doesn’t necessarily include Bohemian crystals then you can always find a cheaper version.
However, even when shopping in the Bohemian region of the Czech Republic, you can still inadvertently get a knockoff so take care that you are purchasing genuine Bohemian glass when that is your intention.
You can also get the Bohemian look in mini chandeliers, which take up less room and often cost less as well. Sometimes, people just want the look and feel of a Bohemian crystal chandelier and you can buy beautiful models without spending a lot of money.