Which Metal Should You Choose?

Nickel vs. Brass

With our crystal armed chandeliers, you have the finish choice of brass or nickel.  The brass is a slightly shiny brass (not orange) and the nickel is a polished nickel. Why shiny metals?  It matches the shine of the crystal. What parts are metal?  

  • Small supportive pieces under the crystal frame pieces.
  • In many cases, the pinning in the crystal; however, on the Swarovski, we always use nickel pinning so that it blends into the crystal.  
  • The chain and ceiling hardware.
  • The wire that runs through the arms and to the ceiling is gold to match the brass choice or clear to match the nickel choice.