With a desire to create products of great beauty, Swarovski succeeded in placing their name at the very top of the jewelry ladder. But do you know how these crystals are made? Swarovski crystals are made from a mixture of lead, silica, lime, and alkali, where lead makes up a total mix of 32%. This is exactly how your crystals are able to generate a rainbow effect whenever it is touched by the light rays. After going through the cutting and shaping, these crystals receive a special heated coating of various chemicals that adds additional color and sparkle to the crystal. Before they land in your jewelry collection, a thorough check is done to make sure that the Swarovski crystals are perfect in every way.
Swarovski and movies
Movies have been utilizing these beautiful sparkles for their costume designs for their characters. Disney’s movie production of Cinderella featured these crystals on Cinderella’s transformation blue themed dress. Costume designer Sandy Powell used about 1.7 million pieces of crystals for Cinderella’s evening dress. In the sci-fi movie Jupiter Ascending, costume designer Kym Barrett also used Swarovski crystals for key characters of the movie. Main lead Milla Kunis’s character Jupiter Jones wore a stunning white dress with red crystals as a bride in the movie, Swarovski crystals were sewn onto her dress to create a 3D effect.
Other than producing a vast array of jewelry, Swarovski has novelty items such as their stationaries. You can add a touch of sparkle to everyday tasks particularly with their Crystalline Ballpoint Pen that features 540 brilliant crystals that are enhanced with Chrome and metal accents. The special features of the pen include the Swarovski logo on the centre that comes with a transparent casing.
Celebrity Collaborations with Swarovski
Aside from their new collections every season, Swarovski also has collaborations with fashion icons, celebrities, and artists. Here are some noteworthy Swarovski collections that you should check out:
Modern Muse - Miranda Kerr
The brand's most popular collection yet, Modern Muse by supermodel and celebrity Miranda Kerr shows a radiant and impeccably beautiful collection that reflects the modern woman. As a busy entrepreneur and celebrity, Miranda wanted a collection that can go well with any outfit whether it's a pair of jeans or a regal red carpet gown.
Mood for Love - Anton Heunis
Jewellery-maker to the stars, Anton Heunis has crafted pieces inspired by all aspects of life. From the opulence of pre-revolutionary Russia to Batman's Gotham City, Heunis has collaborated with Swarovski for the Mood for Love Collection. Gleaming with geometric designs and a set of fuschia, smoky grey, and emerald Swarovski crystals, Mood for Love is a fresh take on the Art Deco style.
Bolster Collection - Christopher Kane
Known in the fashion world as the most influential designers today, Christopher Kane has also collaborated with Swarovski to create their timeless Bolster Collection. Since 2007, the Bolster has been updated for over 10 seasons to keep up with today's current jewellery trends.