Crystal chandelier basket chains are an assemblage of crystal components made into a chain. There can be a great variety of looks because it can contain any number of different components. The most common arrangement is with a series of larger octagons at the top followed by a baguette (coffin stone) then smaller octagons at the bottom. The chain is then connected to a ring of metal on the chandelier at the top and bottom to form the "basket" look. These "baskets" can be at the top, middle or bottom of the chandelier. In very large fixtures the chain can be meter (39 inch) length or larger, forming a massive chandelier with tremendous light refraction. ChandelierParts.com has many basket chains in stock in a variety of looks and styles or can custom pin them to your specifications with color, size, grade and style just for your application.