crystal faq

Crystal clear on all questions

What is the difference between various crystal types? The process determines the type. Producing crystals requires a sophisticated knowledge of lead oxide content and the best method of cutting, polishing and reproducing millions upon millions of crystal components. Lighting by Pecaso is the only website where you control the crystals produced for you. We offer options for every price point and the selection is yours to make.


Crystals are the most important components of any crystal chandeliers, as they are what refracts and bends the light around them into an array of brilliantly vivid colors with a resilience that will shine for many years to come, creating perfect heirlooms to be enjoyed by future generations. Determining which crystal option best fits your desires and needs can be difficult, and so we have created a guide to help save you time and money, as well as to help you make the right choice. Our experts are available to help consult with you to choose the perfect one.

Heirloom Grandcut

Heirloom Grandcut crystals are high quality, machine cut, and machine polished crystals that are above industry standards. They possess precisely sharpened faceting that is polished to a brilliant shine. Only the most experienced crystal artisans and technicians using the most sophisticated tools available have the ability to produce this crystal. Only the finest crystals are used for the painstaking cutting and polishing processes, and the end results are exceptionally clear crystals that are highly refractory and welcoming to the full prismatic spectrum of light.

Heirloom Handcut

Heirloom Handcut crystals are hand cut by artisans with a minimum of 5 to 10 years of training as an apprentice working under a master who has dedicated life itself to the art of perfecting traditional and age-old cutting techniques. After this lead-free crystal is poured, it is cut and faceted on an iron wheel and then on a softer sandstone material. In their final process, these crystals are polished by hand on a supple wood wheel that is coated in marble dust. The substantial size and weight of these crystals offer good light refraction and offers excellent value.

Rock Crystal

The purity of ice, wedded with the mystery of the Earth’s volcanic core, describes the visual magic of natural quartz rock crystals. Minute cavities of carbon dioxide and water, formed over the course of hundreds of millions of years, buried deep in the Earth’s crust, create the lines and bursts of frosty inclusions in these ancient stones. The use of thick, heavy rock crystal drops, is meant to convey strength and a solid structure that will stand the test of time and is sure to become a family heirloom to cherish for generations to come.