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Swarovski Color-Changing Crystals

September 28th, 2009 · 6 Comments


Did you know that Swarovski has two colors that change depending on the lighting they receive? We have created animated images that perfectly reflect these unique color-changing crystals. Cantaloupe has a soft green color under fluorescent and natural light but changes to a beautiful peach color under incandescent lighting. Under fluorescent light and sunlight, alexandrite appears light blue and changes to a beautiful violet color with incandescent light.

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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Cindy Lietz, Polmer Clay Tutor // Sep 28, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    That is so good to know! Could have easily thought I’d lost my mind when the color kept shifting. Now I know it’s the bead! Would probably be a good idea to keep both colors in mind when adding other complimentary beads, so the jewelry looks good in both kinds of light.

  • 2 Tish // Sep 29, 2009 at 10:20 am

    I just fell over when I saw this. This is the best ‘gadget’ for beaders! What a great ‘must have’ for any inventory

  • 3 Lisa Crone // Sep 29, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    Oh my gosh, I had no idea!! Thanks for sharing!

  • 4 Amanda // Sep 30, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    I love these colors already but wish they’d come out with more! I’d love a yellow to pink one and some shade of brown.

  • 5 Brenda // Sep 30, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    Oh Wow!!! I must have some of these! So cool, and thanks so much for sharing this! :)

  • 6 Mortira // Oct 4, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    What a neat trick! I love the alexandrite color – both shades are perfect for birthstones!

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