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What are some products offered by Schonbek Chadeliers?

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Schonbek Chandeliers offers chandeliers, pendants and wall sconces, as of 2015. The company also accepts custom lighting orders to meet a particular design challenge or customer vision. Schonbek does not sell its merchandise directly on its website but instead provides a list of Schonbek showrooms under the Retailers tab at Schonbek.com.

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The vast majority of Schonbek products are available in the customer's choice of finish and crystal trim, as of 2015. The finish is the overall color of the piece, with examples including Polished Silver, Florentine Bronze, Midnight Gild, Heirloom Gold and Roman Silver.

The company offers a number of different crystal options for the trim, including Swarovski crystal, which includes a certificate of authenticity to verify its quality. Other crystal options include optic crystal, which is generally used in scientific instruments, due to its ability to refract light; Legacy crystal, produced in Venice for a fraction of the cost of cut crystal; and Rock crystal, consisting of the quartz pendants that were used to illuminate buildings when the company was founded in 1870. All of these options are available in a number of different shapes, sizes, styles and colors.

Schonbek products are intended to last for generations, but proper maintenance is required to keep them looking their best. Many common cleaning products can degrade the finish or reduce the quality of the crystal trim, so Schonbek recommends cleaning with a homemade solution of one part isopropyl alcohol to three parts distilled water once every two months, with a more thorough cleaning every six months. White gloves should be worn while cleaning, spraying one with the cleaning solution and immediately drying the product with the other hand. Some products can be cleaned without being disassembled, while others require the careful removal of the crystal trim.

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