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40mm Crystal Ball Prisms #701-40
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- 40mm=1.57 inches
- 30% leaded crystal
- Has a hole at the top for easy hanging
- Great for feng shui
- Makes a great gift or ornament!
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The clear prisms create the strongest rainbows. Large facets result in the longest and thickest rainbows as well as the most vivid colors by far. The cut of this prism is to create more but smaller color splashes of moderate color strength. However, the round shape is very convenient because you don't have to concern yourself with facing the prism a certain way to catch more rays.
A good way to hang them is to use fishing line, which is quite inexpensive and not very noticeable.
This large prism is very good and well-worth the price. However, a better prism is this one: 76mm Teardrop Crystal Prisms #873-76 - yet I'm not saying everybody should buy it.
However, even the best one I bought here, the 873-76, is only 30% leaded crystal. In retrospect, I'd rather buy just one higher quality crystal even if the search were to take a long time.
Update January 10, 2014
With some use I learned that one prism is a nice accent. Maybe two is good. More than that in one room is probably too much. The downside of prisms is they reflect strongly in one's eyes - they direct light that happens to shine in one's eyes at times.
The cut is astonishing and I am very happy that I have these in my home. I am planning to buy a few more.
1) The crystal is quite heavy - no estimation of how much it weighs, but definitely heavier than a golf ball.
2) It's about the size of a golf ball - maybe a bit smaller. I mention this because 40mm didn't really provide a good idea of how big it would be in my mind. It comes prehung on a red string, which is easily replaced by a piece of nylon thread, and perhaps a few crystal beads to create an impressive and beautiful window suncatcher.
3) It's definitely crystal, and not simply cut glass. Sometimes, it's hard to tell from a photography, but there is just no confusing lead crystal for cut glass in person - and this puts a lot of higher end crystals to shame. The facets are quite sharp and radiate their own rainbows when rotated in light.
4) The real amazement comes when you hang it in your window - a thousand tiny rainbows of light will fill your room when the sun hits it. I've just never been as happy with an Amazon purchase - for less than $4.00 shipped??
I'm buying more just as soon as I finish this review. Such a small price for so much shiny. ;)
I would recommend buying from Luos, as I've now gotten three crystals from them, and they've all been packed well and the crystals are quite nice. The only reason they don't get five stars is that the drill holes for the strings aren't well done. Once you hang the crystal, you won't notice the hole, so these are a very good buy on very large crystal prisms.
However, I'd first bought this same crystal from another vendor, Crazy Store. It was defective--yellowed color--and arrived chipped due to shoddy wrapping.
I noticed when I tried to write a review, complaining about Crazy Store, it was posted under the listing for Luos. I had to delete it, specifically search for the vendor, and then repost it, which is why I'm making a big deal of the distinction.
As far as rainbows go, this crystal makes a ton of tiny rainbows on the wall. My children love to spin it and the rainbows spin so fast on the wall that they make what we call "Saturn rings". If you want bigger rainbows on your walls then look for a crystal that has larger cuts in it. (This crystal:76mm Teardrop Crystal Prisms #873-76 is the biggest crystal I ordered, and it makes bigger/better rainbows. It just isn't quite as pretty to look at as the ball crystal.)
I plan on ordering more of these ball crystals because they are just so pretty and would make relatively inexpensive gifts.
The crystals I ordered from Crystal Clear Images on Amazon all turned out great. The company is very good to work with. One crystal I received didn't match the picture on Amazon and I could have easily returned it, but I decided to keep it. My point is, I didn't have any issues with this company.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
These have some little pits in them, like they are not stored well.Published 1 month ago by Puddin and Pie
I ordered two, love them! They came packaged in two small boxes, so there were no chips or cracks on them.Published 2 months ago by Sarah D.
Ok crystal for the price. Where the hole was drilled at the top was rough and cracked looking. There are better crystals out there, I won't buy another one of these.Published 2 months ago by Lara
We have these hanging from curtain rods so they sparkle in the morning sun. The kids and the cat all love watching the lights projected on walls and ceiling!Published 2 months ago by Jacalyn