Crystal and Its Care
Crystal is essentially glass
that is produced with lead oxide. Lead content makes the crystal dense, yet
softer than normal non-leaded glass. The higher density produces better quality
light refraction, resulting in exceptional color and brilliance. The added
softness allows for sharper facets in the design of a crystal prism. Recent
developments in crystal technology have inspired the creation of "lead-free"
optical crystal. Crystal World's VistaLight and Artista
collections are created from optical crystal. Crystal World's Classic and
Peanuts collections are created with traditional leaded crystal.
How Crystal World Figurines are Made
Each crystal figurine is
designed by our creative design team using the finest, full-cut faceted crystal.
Various items feature accents, such as blown glass. Each crystal figurine is
composed of numerous faceted components, which are hand-cut, polished, and
assembled with a special glue that sets clear under ultraviolet light. The
crystal used to create Crystal World collectibles is supplied by various vendors
from around the world. Certain raw materials are supplied by Swarovski. Crystal
World's Classic, Peanuts and Artista collections are
assembled in the United States. VistaLight is assembled in China.
Design studios, production
facilities and showroom are located in S. Hackensack, NJ. Call 1-800-445-4251 or
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for showroom hours, directions and information.
Taking Care of Crystal
It is important to keep your
crystal figurines and display cases free from fingerprints and smudges. The best
way to clean crystal is with a soft dry cloth or Micro-Fiber glove. If
necessary, use a small amount of glass cleaner on the cloth and wipe gently.
Do not submerge crystal items
in water or spray a liquid cleaner directly on crystal figurines. The use of
liquid cleaners on crystal figurines may affect the gluing process, particularly
on colored items.
A Halogen-lit showcase or cabinet is recommended to dramatize the beauty and brilliance of crystal. It is not advisable to display crystal in direct sunlight, as it could weaken the adhesive and cause subtle damage. It is recommended to display castles or items with colored bases below eye-level to achieve maximum color refraction.