Now that the new year has begun, it’s time to start thinking about Valentine’s Day. We thought it would be fun to share one of Artbeads’ greatest loves—SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. Style and Swarovski go hand in hand, ever since founder Daniel Swarovski first experimented to create the brilliant crystals we know today. I n 1895, Swarovski, financier Armand Kosman and Franz Weis founded the Swarovski Company, originally known as A. Kosman, Daniel Swarovski & Co. The company established a crystal cutting factory in Wattens, Austria, to take advantage of local hydroelectricity for the energy-intensive grinding processes which Daniel Swarovski had patented.
The success of the company today is a reflection of its founding principles: excellent business practice and product quality, constant innovation and a desire to create products of great beauty. The quality starts with the design, where the shape, angle and placement of each facet is calculated to get the maximum brilliance from the light available in a room. It finishes with their manufacturing process, which can handle impressively precise cuts. We at Artbeads recognize this dedication to producing quality crystals and is the reason behind our decision to proudly carry their products.
Swarovski’s quality of crystals is the reason why the fashion industry looks to the company as well. Top designers turn to Swarovski when they need to add stylish accessories for clothing, and many fashion houses follow the trends set by Swarovski each year. Our designers love incorporating Swarovski into jewelry ideas and get excited when the next Innovations release is just around the corner. When you look into each brilliantly cut facet, and your eyes sparkle back from the showering of shimmer at every angle, you’ll understand why we love Swarovski. We hope that this Valentine’s Day you’ll remember to use Swarovski for the finest, fashionable designs.
You can find more information about Swarovski in our Swarovski resources page here.