Swarovski Crystals Really Are Special

Swarovski Crystals Really Are Special

April 09, 2019

Swarovski crystals are the only man-made gemstones that make rainbows!

 Developed by Daniel Swarovski, the son of a glass cutter in Bohemia, these crystals are man-made gems manufactured in Austria.

 In 1892, Daniel Swarovski invented the machine for making precision-cut, beautiful, high-quality lead glass crystals using quartz, sand, and minerals.  This allowed crystals to be cut more precisely than by hand. This specialized manufacturing process ensures the highest possible degree of precision which produces brilliant crystals.  Swarovski is now a fifth- generation family-owned business with over 25,000 employees.

 Swarovski uses only the finest materials to fashion faceted lead glass that is known around the world for its brilliance and value. Superior production, materials, cutting, and polishing are what set Swarovski crystals apart from other glass works.

How to identify genuine Swarovski crystal:

  1. There should be no bubbles inside the crystal.
  2. Swarovski crystals have a brilliant shine that is far superior to the shine of an imitation crystal.
  3. Each Swarovski crystal is identical in size and cut since it is machine-made.
  4. Crystals of the same color family are identical.
  5. Scratches on the surface of the crystal or an oily sheen are indicative of an imitation crystal.
  6. Purchasing Swarovski crystals from an authorized retailer insures its authenticity.  Packaging should be in a genuine Swarovski box.
  7. Swarovski crystals are sold as loose stones and not strung together, except for Swarovski pearls.
  8. All facets of the Swarovski crystal meet and point upwards.


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