Fashion, Jewellery & Accessories. Ninemsn. “A real gem off the beaten path.” Toronto Star.

^ “Swarovski, Philips unveil ‘Active Crystals’.” Press Trust of India. However instead of using the edelweiss flower, which would have been the case in the era the film was set, the current swan logo was used instead.

For the 75th anniversary of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Swarovski crystals decorated the costumes worn by the Rockettes during the finale number.


Swarovski store in Frankfurt

Swarovski store in Munich

Swarovski Wattens

Swarovskistrae Wattens September 2007


^ “Swarovski press centre”. Retrieved 2007-08-05.

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Glass makers and brands



Anchor Hocking Arc International Ardagh Armashield Asahi Aurora Glass Foundry Baccarat Blenko Glass Company Bodum Corning Dartington Crystal Daum Edinburgh Crystal Fanavid Fenton Art Glass Company Firozabad glass industry Franz Mayer Glava Glaverbel Hardman & Co. A Swarovski shop window is also visible later in the film. The Grove encyclopedia of decorative arts, Volume 2. Aurora Borealis, or “AB”, is one of the most popular coatings, and gives the surface a rainbow oil slick appearance. International directory of company histories. The Swan logo, however, is currently being phased out in favor of simply the Swarovski name.

In order to create a crystal that allows light to refract in a rainbow spectrum, Swarovski coats some of its crystals with special metallic chemical coatings. James Press. Donald Stookey W. p. 407.

^ Swarovski Crystal Worlds. A smaller version of this mouse, now labeled the “replica mouse”, is still available. In 1892 he patented an electric cutting machine that facilitated the production of crystal glass.

In 1895, Swarovski financier Armand Kosman and Franz Weis founded the Swarovski company, originally known as A. (1988). Kosmann, Daniel Swarovski & Co, which was later shortened to K.S. Swarovski. Turner John M. Retrieved 2009-09-16.

^ a b Callan, Georgina O’Hara; Glover, Cat (2008). His father was a glass cutter who owned a small glass factory. S. Heaton, Butler and Bayne Holmegaard Glassworks Holophane Hoya Kingdom of Crystal Kokomo Opalescent Glass Works Kosta Glasbruk Libbey Owens Ford Liuli Gongfang Iittala Luoyang Johns Manville Mats Jonasson Mlers Moser Glass Mosser Glass Nippon Sheet Glass Ohara Orrefors Glasbruk Osram Owens Corning Owens-Illinois Pauly & C. The original Swarovski logo was an edelweiss flower, which was replaced by a “S.A.L.” logo which was finally replaced with the current swan logo in 1988. Retrieved 2009-11-08.

^ Pederson, Jay P. Other coatings include Crystal Transmission, Volcano, Aurum, and Dorado. The Crystal Worlds centre is fronted by a grass-covered head, the mouth of which is a fountain. E.


Daniel Swarovski (18621956), the founder of the company

Daniel Swarovski (October 24, 1862 January 23, 1956) was born in northern Bohemia (now the Czech Republic). Coatings may be applied to only part of an object; others are coated twice, and thus are designated AB 2X, Dorado 2X etc.

In 2004 Swarovski released Xilion, a new copyrighted cut designed to optimise the brilliance of Roses (crystal components with flat backs) and Chatons (diamond cut).

The Swarovski Group also includes Tyrolit (makers of abrasive and cutting tools); Swareflex (reflective and luminous road markings); Signity (synthetic and natural gemstones); and Swarovski Optik (optical instruments such as binoculars and rifle scopes).

The company runs a crystal-themed indoor theme park, Swarovski Kristallwelten (Crystal Worlds) at its original Wattens site (near Innsbruck, Tyrol, Austria). & Co. The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Fashion and Fashion Designers. St. Whitall


and brands

Bohemian glass Bomex Burmese glass Chevron bead Corelle CorningWare Cranberry glass Cristallo Duran Endural Favrile Fire King Gold Ruby MACOR Opaline glass Pyrex Ravenhead glass Tiffany glass Vitrite Vitrolite Vycor Waterford Crystal Wood’s glass Zerodur

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^ Campbell, Gordon (2006). The company established a crystal cutting factory in Wattens, Tyrol, to take advantage of local hydroelectricity for the energy-intensive grinding processes which Daniel Swarovski had patented.


The Swarovski Crystal range includes crystal sculptures and miniatures, jewellery and couture, home decor and chandeliers.

All sculptures are marked with a logo. The company produces many types of figurines from ladybugs to limited edition Disney collectibles.

Sponsorship and placement

In 2004, Swarovski created the nine-foot diameter, 550 pound star that tops the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree in New York City for the first of five consecutive years.

Swarovski was also a sponsor for The Phantom of the Opera, in which the “standing model” of the chandelier was composed of Swarovski crystals. Atwater Frederick Carder Irving Wightman Colburn Henry Crimmel Henry Clay Fry Friedrich A. September 24, 2007.

External links

Media related to Swarovski at Wikimedia Commons

Official website

Brand Website

Swarovski TV

“Swarovski: Runway Rocks Photographs from a catwalk show at the V&A”. It was here that a young Daniel served an apprenticeship, becoming skilled in the art of glass-cutting. 248.

^ “Swarovski: About Us – The Story”. – Compagnia Venezia Murano Phu Phong PPG Pilkington Preciosa Quinn Group Riedel Royal Leerdam Crystal Saint-Gobain Samsung Corning Precision Glass Schonbek Schott Shrigley and Hunt Steuben Glass Sterlite Optical Technologies Swarovski Tyrone Crystal Val Saint Lambert Verrerie of Brehat Waterford Watts & Co World Kitchen Xinyi Glass Zwiesel



Bakewell Glass Belmont Glass Company Boston and Sandwich Glass Company Carr Lowrey Glass Company Cambridge Glass Chance Brothers Clayton and Bell Dunbar Glass Fostoria Glass Company General Glass Industries Alexander Gibbs Grnvik glasbruk Hazel-Atlas Heisey Hemingray Glass Company Knox Glass Bottle Company Lavers, Barraud and Westlake Manufacture royale de glaces de miroirs Morris & Co. p. This includes six USB Memory keys and four in-ear headphones, and in 2008 they included Bluetooth wireless earpieces for the brand, all with some form of Swarovski crystal on them as decoration.

Figurines & collectibles

Swarovski’s figurines are highly collectible, with a stylized mouse being the very first figurine created. Retrieved 2009-09-16.

^ “About Swarovski”. Heisey Libbey Antonio Neri Alastair Pilkington Salviati Otto Schott S. H. October 25, 2007.

^ Dodds, Jo-Ann (November 20, 2004). Thames & Hudson. Old Dominion Glass Company James Powell and Sons Ravenhead glass The Root Glass Company Sneath Glass Company Ward and Hughes Westmoreland Glass Company Whitall Tatum Company White Glass Company Worshipful Company


John Adams Richard M. p. Victoria and Albert Museum. The grass-covered Crystal Worlds houses exhibitions related to, or inspired by, the crystals but do not include explanations of how the famous designs are made, produced or finished.

Subsidiary companies

The Swarovski-crystal-covered Christmas tree at the Toronto Eaton Centre in 2006.

Swarovski Christmas tree at the Zrich Hauptbahnhof in 2009


Fashion accessories and various crystal-based ornaments.

Daniel Swarovski

Jewelry, handbags, accessories and interior design objects.

Swarovski Optik

High-precision optics.

Atelier Swarovski

Fashion and jewellery designers.

Swarovski Crystal Palace

Avant-garde lighting and design (chandeliers etc).

Crystalized – Swarovski Elements

Crystal designs.

Enlightened – Swarovski Elements

Gemstone designs.

Strass Swarovski Crystal

Crystal components used in lighting, design and manufacturing.

Swarovski Lighting

Swarovski finished lighting products and solutions with crystal for architecture.


A bonded grinding and dressing tools company.


A road safety products specialist.


A crystal chandelier manufacturer.


In 2007 Swarovski formed a partnership with electronics giant Philips to produce the “Active-Crystals” consumer electronics range. Oxford University Press US