Dimensions: Lead crystal sphere is 20mm diameter. I.e. 20mm when measure across the width with say a ruler. The wire that it hangs on is about 15cms (6 inches)
The coloured crystal discs that are above the crystal are also coloured lead crystal. This is a nice touch as they should also give refractive reflections from sunlight etc.
The crystal has a nice shiny coloured tag on it that reads:
Bring the power of the rainbow into your room.
The movement of the dancing colours.
The Sparkle and glitter of light.
Elegant... Brilliant... Enchanting...
The perfect partner of life.
A touch of beauty.
The wire that the crystals hang from a is a metal type wire, smooth and pretty strong. It is not the cheapest of lead crystals and that is mainly due the fact the the rainbow coloured discs are also lead crystal.
More About Lead Crystal
Lead crystals (sometimes referred to as “crystal” or “leaded glass”) reflect light in wondrous ways, often creating rainbows and sparkles on the wall when the light hits them just right. They are great for hanging in windows or anywhere the light can get to them. Many hang them up to bring more light into their lives and make their surroundings magical. Hanging crystals such as these are termed 'bright objects' in feng shui bringing positive energy into a house and can be hung in spaces that need "energising".
Lead crystal is manufactured by adding lead oxide to molten glass. It is then machine cut into shapes. The higher the lead content the greater the “refractive index”, or in other words, the greater the sparkle. As the lead content goes up it becomes harder to form the crystal and therefore the price for higher lead content also tends to be higher. The maximum lead content is about 35%.
More About the Symbol of the Rainbow
The rainbow, featuring an arc of seven colours (red, orange, yellow, green, battle, indigo and violet), is typically regarded as a bridging symbol - bringing together the supernatural and natural worlds. The arc of the rainbow touching the surface of the earth is seen as representing hope, treasure and fertility, as the familiar phrase, 'a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow' emphasizes.
The symbol has featured widely in different cultures, each adding their own unique meaning. In Greek myths, it was Iris the rainbow goddess who conveyed messages to earth from Zeus and Hera. In Norse legends, a rainbow representing the bridge Byfrost, and a similar notion was used in Japan for the seven-coloured staircase Buddha comes down when returning from heaven. The rainbow features in Christianity, too, notably during the great flood when a rainbow appeared above Noah's ark.
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