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Swarovski Crystal Beads History Article

Swarovski Crystal Beads History Article

Swarovski Crystal is one of the most recognized names in crystal in the world. Noted for its unique colors and coatings, and sparkling clarity it’s no wonder it is highly sought after by jewelry collectors everywhere. As with everything though, this particular crystal also has a fascinating history.
February 14, 2022 by Lisa Vella
The Magic of Swarovski: Coated in Crystals

The Magic of Swarovski: Coated in Crystals

To stay on top of the competition and within current trends, the company began using coatings or effects, which help them trump other bead companies every time. There are two main types of effects Swarovski uses: Classic and Exclusive
March 23, 2019 by SWCreations Jewelry
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The Sparkling Browns & Tans of Swarovski Austrian Crystals

Deep topaz, brown, tan, and bronze... Swarovski crystals are available in a stunning range of brilliant colors, so why choose plain brown? Well, for one thing, there is no such thing as a 'plain' Swarovski crystal! Even neutral colors shine when presented in the form of a faceted crystal. Adding one of the many special effects coatings adds even more intrigue and color to these remarkable crystals.
February 01, 2019 by SWCreations Jewelry
Swarovski Crystals: The Majesty Of Everything Purple

Swarovski Crystals: The Majesty Of Everything Purple

One of the thing that makes Swarovski crystals so brilliant, is their astonishing range of classic colors. For them, purple isn't just purple, it's the starting point for a multitude of different shades. The psychological effects of different colors are something they're well aware of, taking care to create an assortment of shades to match any personality or mood.
November 18, 2018 by SWCreations Jewelry
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The History of Swarovski Crystal

Chances are the name Swarovski conjures images of dazzling, brightly hued stones in your mind’s eye. For nearly 70 years, the Swarovski name has been synonymous with sparkling jewels, but the real story begins long before that.

In the late 19th century, Daniel Swarovski worked in his father’s glass cutting factory in Wittens, Austria. Fascinated by the trade, Daniel practiced his skill with verve and acuity, and by age 30 had invented his own glass-cutting machine

September 12, 2018 by Leslie Patrick
The History of Beaded Jewelry - The Genius of Swarovski

The History of Beaded Jewelry - The Genius of Swarovski

There's no question that Swarovski has made a sparkling name for itself in the history of beaded jewelry, but it's more than just a company name - it's a family name. Back in 1895, Austrian jeweler Daniel Swarovski developed and patented an electric cutting machine that made more precise glass cuts than could be done by hand.
February 11, 2016 by SWCreations Jewelry
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The Film and Stage History of Beaded Jewelry - Superstar Swarovski Crystals

Swarovski's place in the history of beaded jewelry wouldn't be complete without taking a fun look at some of the leading roles these superstar crystals have earned both in movies and on stage - you may be surprised!

The first time Swarovski crystals were featured on the big screen was in the 1932 Marlene Dietrich movie Blonde Venus; the glittering crystals studded both her clothes and her jewelry. Then in 1953, Swarovski decorated the iconic person of none other than Marilyn Monroe in the movie Gentlemen Prefer Blondes - those memorably brilliant sparkles that she flashed during her song "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend" were actually Swarovski crystals.

January 12, 2016 by SWCreations Jewelry
Swarovski Austrian Crystals: Their Many Shades of Pink

Swarovski Austrian Crystals: Their Many Shades of Pink

Okay.  Pink is pink.  Right?  Not according to Swarovski Austrian Crystals: Shades of Pink.  This company, which is the genius of glass and crystal, has 16 shades of pink! 

Their five standard pink colors include Rose Pink, Light Rose Pink, Light Satin Rose Pink, Rosaline, and Fuchsia. These lovely, feminine crystal beads make gorgeous beaded jewelry.  Jewelers often choose Rose Pink as the October birthstone due to its similarity to the pink diamond. It presents an understated, elegant look as a ring or earrings.  The Light Rose Pink makes a pleasing contrast to all the other pinks.  Even lighter than the Light Rose, Rosaline has a light lavender tint and goes well with that color or contrasts with purple. Fuchsia presents a deep rose color with overtones of purple.

The History of Swarovski Crystal

The History of Swarovski Crystal

Chances are the name Swarovski conjures images of dazzling, brightly-hued stones in your mind’s eye. For nearly 70 years, the Swarovski name has been synonymous with sparkling jewels, but the real story begins long before that. 
April 13, 2013 by Leslie Patrick