The growing popularity of crystal crowns has indeed taken its toll and its popularity, which has reached worldwide. Let me give you the 7 largest chandeliers in the world. Want to know the prices of it? Well even I can't calculate, so without further ado doing this is:
Walking in 7th place is the Rialto Square Theater in Joliet, Illinois.
The smallest largest chandelier in the world is the chandelier in the theater known as the Duchess took two years for her to be born and cost one and a half million dollars before her birthday. It was one and a half million, back in the 1920s, when one could buy a house for a person's weekly salary nowadays. Now let me see you do the math on that one.
# 6 on the list is available at The Jai Vilas Palace house two chandeliers, each weighing 3.5 tons. To test whether the ceiling would take its weight, ten elephants used to stamp on the ceiling, to make sure it is what I call sustainability, don't you think? The castle was designed by a British colonel during colonial times in India and has survived to date. The gold color used in the room that the chandeliers are in is estimated to weigh 58 kg. Now how much would it be?
At the Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul, Turkey The # 5 ranked largest crystal chandelier exists. A 4.5 ton chandelier is located at the Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul. It contains 750 lamps and is made of Bohemian crystal. It was a gift from Queen Victoria in the UK to the Ottoman Empire in the late 19th century. The building also houses the largest collection of Bohemian and Baccarat chandeliers in the world, with even the stairs made of Baccarat crystal, representing so much royalty in a home.
In Knokke Casino in Belgium we are where # 4 ranks. Well Knokke is a seaside resort near the Dutch border, and is home to one of Belgium's ten casinos, and also one of the world's seven largest chandeliers. The Belgians are so fascinated by their chandeliers that they even have a word for "chandelier room" which is Kroonluchterzaal, I can't say it, no matter how hard I try. The chandelier is made of Venetian crystal, 22,000 pieces of it to be precise and contains 2,700 lamps that create light for the crystals to break. It has a diameter of 8.5m and a height of 6.5m. The entire structure weighs 6 tons. Well, how about that.
# 3 on our chart is available at the Palais Garnier Opera, France. The chandelier in the Palais Garnier in France, a country that is known for its fascination with the beautiful, objets' nature, also weighs 6 tons. It is in a suitable environment. The building, which is home to France's traditional operas, is very ornate, decorated with marmorphies, columns and statues around its interior. Napoleon began his construction in 1858, and even stands today. The large chandelier is actually in the auditorium where the operas are played. So when you look at the opera in the theater you will surely be fascinated with its chandelier too.
Rank # 2 is located at the Kocatepe Mosque in Ankara, Turkey. God has always been the source of man's greatest inspiration for creating so many beautiful cathedrals and churches designed and created for religious purposes and the chandelier at the Kocatepe Mosque in Ankara, Turkey, holds that tradition. It weighs 7.5 tons, is 5.5 m in diameter and has 32 side lights and 4 corner lights. The mosque is used by about 80,000 worshipers, and the building itself, along with the chandelier, is considered one of the great triumphs of Turkish architecture.
The undisputed # 1 rank goes to the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Oman.
The largest chandelier known in the world and weighs 8.5 tons. The actual chandelier is made of Swarovski crystal, has gold plated metalwork and hangs down in the length of 14 meters. It has a diameter of 8m to go with this height, which makes the size chandelier comparable to a five-story apartment block or a residential building. It contains stairs and platforms that are necessary for maintenance, and has 1,200 dimmable halogen lamps triggered by more than 36 circuits. Well talk about high maintenance there.