Thursday, December 24

A crystallized Christmas with Swarovski

Daniel Swarovski, born in northern Bohemia in 1862 (now the Czech Republic), son of a glass cutter who owned a small glass factory, became skilled in the art of glass-cutting. In 1892 he patented an electric cutting machine that facilitated the production of crystal glass. Today Swarovski is the luxury brand name for the range of precision-cut crystal glass and related products produced by Swarovski AG of Wattens, Austria. Visit their site at and

The Swarovski Crystal range includes crystal sculptures and miniatures, jewelry and couture, home decor and chandeliers. In order to create a crystal that allows light to refract in a rainbow spectrum, Swarovski coats some of its crystals with special metallic chemical coatings. Aurora Borealis, or "AB", is one of the most popular coatings, and gives the surface a rainbow oil slick appearance. Other coatings include Crystal Transmission, Volcano, Aurum, and Dorado.

The Swarovski company also offers architectural and design services in crystal for special projects, visit their website at

Watch the promotional videos of their collection Sands of Time, Spring 07 at and the making of at, State of Grace  at and some interesting events and shows below.

In 2007 Swarovski formed a partnership with electronics giant Philips to produce the "Active-Crystals" consumer electronics range. This includes four USB Memory keys and four in-ear headphones, and in 2008 they included Bluetooth wireless earpieces for the brand, all with some form of Swarovski crystal on them as decoration.

Swarovski has opened a new flagship store in Tokyo in the renowned Ginza district. The store better known for its Crystal Forest has been designed in collaboration of Swarovski and famous Japanese designer Tokujin Yashioka. Visit his website and browse his beautiful projects at

Watch "Lake of Shimmer" , the Swarovski stand at Basel World 2009 designed by Tokujin Yoshioka.

And this Christmas linger in a winter wonderland with Swarovski...


  1. Hola Ceci, pasá a dejarte mis mejores deseos para el 2010, contame si venís a Baires, adoraría verte.
    Cariños a tu bella familia y ..... por cierto, si papá Noel no me trajo un swarosky, se lo puedo pedir a los Reyes????

  2. Bueno...siempre hay que pedir... nunca se sabe cuando llega :) Por ahora no tengo viaje a BA en vista... pero te aviso! Feliz Navidad y que empieces este año a full!! Besos!

  3. Your good, recently made ​​a salary, so I plan to buy some jewelry to dress himself, personally like
    swarovski jewellery, I do not know think?