Saturday, February 16, 2008

Swarovski Crystals

Swarovski crystal was first created when Daniel Swarovski invented an automatic cutting machine in 1892. In 1895 the Swarovski company was founded when he established a crystal cutting factory in Wattens. Here he could take advantage of local hydroelectricity for the energy-intensive grinding processes he had patented.
Swarovski crystal contains approximately 32% lead to maximize refraction. The Swarovski Crystal range includes crystal sculptures and miniatures, jewelry and couture, home decor and chandeliers. They also sell beads and rhinestones, encouraging other manufacturers, artists and consumers to create their own designs.

In 2007 Swarovski formed a partnership with electronics giant Philips to produce the "Active-Crystals" consumer electronics range.

Sparkling products that are labelled 'Made with CRYSTALLIZEDTM - Swarovski Elements' guarantee the originality of Swarovski crystals used in creations of international fashion houses and designers.

Thank you Wikipedia for information on Swarovski (I heart wikipedia).

Linea-Pro’s Swarovski Crystal Encrusted flat iron Price tag $600. Seriously this is so over the top I can't put it into words.

There are so many things that don't need to have these crystals all over them. Here are more items with Swarovski crystals:

Swarovski crystal dog collar, $250
As my brother put it "now Fido can be bling blinged".

Someone spent one year covering their Hello Kitty bike in Swarovski crystals. Literally thousands of dollars were spent and it has approximately 50,000 crystals on it.

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