Saturday, July 26, 2008

Austrian Swarovski Crystal Pearl Colour Chart

















Please click on the image to enlarge the Swarovski Crystal Pearl Colour Chart













Please click on the image to enlarge the Swarovski Crystal Pearl Colour Chart


Swarovski is the luxury brand name for the range of precision-cut lead crystal glass and related products produced by companies owned by Swarovski AG of Feldmeilen, near Z├╝rich, Switzerland.

Daniel Swarovski (1862, Georgenthal — 1956, Wattens) was an Austrian glass cutter and jeweller born in Bohemia. In 1892 he patented an electric cutting machine that facilitated the production of lead crystal glass jewellery.

In 1895 Swarovski, financier Armand Kosman and Franz Weis founded the Swarovski company, originally known as A. Kosmann, Daniel Swarovski & Co, which was later shortened to K.S. & Co. The company established a crystal cutting factory in Wattens to take advantage of local hydroelectricity for the energy-intensive grinding processes which Daniel Swarovski had patented.