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Himalayan Salt – Useful Facts

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Himalayan salt lamps are getting much popularity all over the world. Because of their amazing looks, people are looking for the stores that are selling such lamps. Unfortunately, all Himalayan lamps are not equally created or the quality of the product can vary from one supplier to another. There are variety of factors that can have a significant impact on the quality of lamps such as different color, carver experience, clarity and fixtures. This article will help you in selecting a better Himalayan lamp if you are planning to buy one from the market.

Government Suppliers use to mine the salt by hand in the foothills of Himalaya. Others just buy the salt and hire artisans to carve the salt and make lamps with it. But the varying grades of salt and talent of the artisan will have great impact on the quality of the product.

Here are few things that you must keep in mind while buying such product.

COLOR

The purest form of Himalayan salt is white, but the salt from Himalayan hills varies in color from white to deep red with shades of pink and peach. The coloration is due to iron; redder salt will have higher iron content. The expensive priced lamps are of medium peach and pink color. White salt lamps look beautiful but are also very brittle. They are fragile and a slightest shock can shatter the lamps. On the other hand, the dark red lamps emits little light. Pink and peach salt lamps are way beautiful and can emit heavy light.

Clarity

Clarity of the salt comes next to the color, which will have more impact on its value. Clarity can be determined by the factors described below:

  1. 1.     Purity

The purity of salt greatly varies throughout the Himalayan mines. High mineral content like iron resists the distribution of light waves through the salt. So the top manufacturer hand-pick salt for a better lamp.

  1. 2.     Temperature

Throughout the Himalayas, Salt was crystallized at different temperatures. Salt that is formed at a higher temperature has a clearer appearance than that formed at a lower temperature. Salt that is crystalized in cooler conditions does not allow light to penetrate and are very fragile.

  

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