"Swarovski (swor-ov-ski) Elements" is the brand name for a range of luxury, precision cut, lead crystal glass products. Swarovski crystal was first created in 1892 by Daniel Swarovski who invented a unique, precision cutting machine, which he patented.
Swarovski beads are superb quality. They have a weight and flawless finish which gives them a look and feel unlike any other beads. They are well known for their brilliance and light reflecting properties.
To make them extra special Swarovski adds iridescent coatings to some of it's crystals. Aurora Borealis, or "AB", is one of the most popular coatings. It adds a special light refracting effect to the surface which makes each bead sparkle with a wonderful array of colours.