7 Incredible Facts About Swarovski
This year Swarovski celebrates 125 years of heritage, innovation and glamour.
The rich history and mastery Swarovski have upheld for 125 years is astonishing and it's one of the reasons we are so passionate about using Swarovski glass in our jewellery lines.
To celebrate the history behind it, we're sharing 7 Incredible Facts about Swarovski that you may not yet know...
A Family Business
It is a a family-owned business since its founding in 1895 by Daniel Swarovski. Daniel Swarovski invented the machine that creates these exquisite, precision-cut, premium-quality glass crystals and the Swarovski Crystal company has been producing them as the industry standard ever since.
Daniel Swarovski's Legacy
Daniel Swarovski wanted every woman to know what it feels like to wear a diamond. 125 years later, his legacy and vision continues to bring incredible joy and beauty to so many woman around the world.
Breakfast at Tiffany's
It was in fact Swarovski crystals that created the unforgettable Breakfast at Tiffany’s tiara that Audery Hepburn wore.
Swarovski also created Cinderella’s famous glass slippers; and, not to mention, they made Michael Jackson’s memorable crystallised glove.
Amongst Daniel Swarovski's first customers was Queen Victoria. This was through her dress maker called Frederick Worth, who was the father of Haute Couture. He was based in Paris.
Swarovski's Marilyn Moment
Happy Birthday, Mr. President... when Marilyn Monroe sang Happy Birthday, Mr. President in front of 15,000 guests at New York’s Madison Square Garden, she was wearing the sheer, figure-hugging dress which featured more than 2,500 hand-stitched Swarovski crystals.
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque that is quite literally dripping in millions of Swarovski Crystals... As you probably know, Swarovski crystals are not only used to make sensational jewellery. One of the world's largest mosques is The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi. It has seven imported chandeliers that incorporate millions of Swarovski Crystals and to date it features the largest chandelier ever made with Swarovski Crystals.
Of course, we have been there to see it in person and it doesn't disappoint...!
The Secret that Remains
The composition of these gems is as follows: sand, quartz, and other minerals. Yet, no one knows what these exact proportions are. This has remained a company secret for centuries. What isn't a secret is that Swarovski’s heritage and dedication to its craft have helped to transform the way people can sparkle all around the world.
All our jewellery is handcrafted with genuine Swarovski Crystals set to the ornate and classic designs we have made available on our website.
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