The chandelier is a beautiful work of art that brings light and life into any room it is in. The intricate detail is abundant behind each chandelier, but we’ll break down the main parts for you here:

The ceiling rose

The ceiling rose is a beautiful fixture that houses the electrical connections. It’s important to know your chandelier weight before choosing one, as it can determine how much support you’ll need for your chandelier installation.

The chain

Chandeliers come in all shapes and sizes, but what’s most important when choosing one? The chain! You need to know how heavy your chandelier is so you can choose an appropriate length for installation. Remember – lighter chains mean lower quality of fixture as they’re more likely to break under pressure while heavier ones may cause problems with swinging- should weights become loose over time or tighten up.

Top Canopy 

This glass dish may have either; drops or sways suspended from it to add extra elegance.

Sways or crystal chains

Chandeliers come in all shapes and sizes, but some have chains that make them more unique. Various chandelier designs incorporate crystals into the design. While others rely on Murano glass links for their sparkle. Regardless of how they’re made, you can be sure each piece will create an elegant ambience any room deserves!

The chandelier stem

The chandelier stem or core of the fixture is where your lighting meets its support. You may come across the terms Stem Column, Stem Break, Centre Ball and Centre Stem when they consist of several pieces.


These hollow rods may run through the centre of the chandelier. This allows electric cables to pass through them. The stem pieces then sit over these threaded ends, securing them in place for safety reasons while also providing an elegant finish on your lighting fixtures!

The bottom bowl

The bottom bowl is a crucial part of any chandelier, as it goes on the base and may be gilded depending upon your design preferences. This contains all electrical components needed for installation to prevent fire hazards from occurring due to its proximity to flammable materials like candlewax.

Chandelier arms

Chandelier arms are often an overlooked part of the chandelier and can be found in various styles. The Murano style has two, while others may only have one depending on their design – but they all serve a purpose! A crook holds up your lights with its decorative flair while also holding down any wires that might get too high for comfort.


The bobeche is a decorative dish that sits at the end of chandeliers. It’s also known as “the wax catcher” when candles were more commonly used. The lamp holder will then protrude from this structural part.

The lamp holder

The lamp holder is what holds your lights in place, and you can choose between screw or bayonet cap types. The electrical wire then runs through the chandelier arm to this fitting, plugging into a socket.

Pins, Rings, Wire

Depending on the style of the chandelier, Chandelier Pins, Chandelier Rings, and Chandelier Wire are used. These are for connecting the chandelier crystals to one another.

If you have any questions about chandeliers, the installation process, or would like a free consultation, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are always happy to help our clients with all of their chandelier needs.