How do I tell if it's lead crystal?

Answer Determine if the piece is leaded crystal or plain glass using four easy tests.First, compare the weight of the suspected leaded crystal to a comparable piece of ordinary glass. If it is really crys... Read More »

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How to Tell if it's Lead Crystal?

People purchase lead crystal because it appears elegant and dazzling to the eye compared to ordinary glass. However, lead can also make up as much as 30 percent of the lead crystal's weight. Using ... Read More »

How to Detect Lead in Crystal?

You have reason to suspect lead in your crystal containers if the containers hold stored liquids such as wine, alcohol, vinegar-based salad dressings or fruit juices. The acid in these liquids can ... Read More »

Properties of Lead Crystal?

As a heavy, brilliant, clear and durable glass, lead crystal became a new way of making glass after British inventor George Ravenscroft developed it in 1674. Lead crystal includes properties of lea... Read More »

Is lead in crystal safe?

Lead in crystal is generally safe, as long as the liquid served in a lead crystal glass is ingested immediately after pouring. If the liquid remains in the crystal container for too long, it's poss... Read More »