Capiz Shell Chandelier – There are times when we only think of chandeliers as large crystals and glass-decorated lighting fixtures that have been made of wood, wrought iron, bronze, and brass. However, Filipino craftsmen unravel this belief as they make elegant lighting fixtures using materials that have been harvested from the sea around the Philippine archipelago. Capiz shell chandelier is the name of this lamp.
Many chandelier lovers have described Capiz Shell Chandelier as having a beach section right in your own home, just because the main decoration of the lamp is made of shell. Materials commonly used in making this chandelier include oyster window shells and mother of pearls, harvested by artisans Capiz town from shallow beaches that surround the island of Panay.
For capiz shell chandelier to be considered authentic, it must be made entirely from Capiz’s shell (or with mixtures of ingredients from other Philippine oceans). Even if the chandelier is considered quite affordable by many people who buy it, those who cannot afford it with their little budget, instead, go for the imitation Capiz chandelier that has shell-like PVC pieces for decoration. However, this imitation chandelier cannot duplicate the thin translucent from the thin Capiz shells, making the Capiz hanging lamp a truly unique lighting fixture.