Swarovski, the famous glass crystal brand, celebrates its 120-year anniversary this year. Though this brand is known around the world for it’s beautiful crystals, an air of mystery still surrounds them. While countless malls have their store, and even more websites carry their product, Swarovski STILL won’t tell anyone how to make its famous crystal. People around the world agree, though, that Swarovski’s crystals are some of the very best.
Though Swarovski’s detailed process is unknown, its safe to assume they follow some of the basic steps for creating lead glass. And while the Swarovski names carries a luxurious weight, the process of making lead glass is actually quite inexpensive. That’s because the key ingredient is basically free- it’s sand. Glass is made by melting a combination of glass and chemicals, molding it, and letting it harden. In 1724, a French jeweler had the idea to add lead to his glass recipe, and the resulting product had a beautiful shine and luster comparable to even a diamond.
Lead glass is the basis for Swarovski’s crystals. Even so, they won’t tell you what other chemicals they add or how they cut the glass. Whatever they’re doing, it works, because Swarovski continues to be one of the most popular glass and jewelry company in the world, even after 120 years.
At Eyenavision, We are dedicated to carrying only the best products, which is why we use Swarovski crystals to decorate our lenses. Chemistrie wearers can select from twelve different Swarovski crystal colors to decorate their shades. The crystals can be permanent, or be a removable magnet, so you can choose a different color everyday.
The shine and brilliance of a Swarovski crystal makes any product look expensive and luxurious, so why not your glasses? With twelve crystals to choose from, you can give your Chemistrie lenses personalization and style unlike any other, and make your glasses literally glow.
Posted: Wednesday, August 05, 2015