What is the minimum lead content in crystal?

Answer In order for a piece of crystal to qualify under the technical definition of "lead crystal," it must contain a minimum amount of 10 percent lead oxide. Any amount under that percentage may still be... 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 do I tell if it's lead crystal?

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 »

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 »