Crystals from Swarovski – how to check if they are original?
Crystals from Swarovski® – what are they?
The magic of Swarovski® crystal world was also discovered by interior designers, who are increasingly implementing shiny elements in their designs in the form of chandeliers, door handles, furniture handles, knobs for blinds and many more – creativity in this field has practically no limits. Swarovski® also works dynamically in producing contact lenses and other lenses, used in hunting optics, as well as in reflectors installed on roads. The leading crystal manufacturer is identified with luxury collections of the highest quality and flawless precision, thanks to which the crystals shine in both, natural and artificial light. More about the Swarovski® world in the article Swarovski. The history.
Crystals from Swarovski® – why they are so popular?
Crystals from Swarovski® appeared on the market over 120 years ago (Swarovski. The history) and since then, they dazzle with their splendor, evoke admiration and desire, conquering the hearts of women and artists around the world – adding the magical glow to even the simplest styling. A wide range of colors, shapes and sizes as well as regular expansion of the offer – by introducing new products twice a year, makes the Swarovski® collection a fabulous treasury of inspiration for designers from all countries. The brand is also famous for its masterful innovations and creativity, thanks to which, it creates trends (one year ahead) instead of following them. This strategy results in cooperation with world-renowned brands and fashion, jewelry, accessories, interior architects and lighting designers around the world. The most recognizable include: Coco Chanel, Elsa Schiaparell, Christian Dior, Giorgio Armani, Jean Paul Gaultier, Yves Saint Laurent, Roberto Cavalli, Emanuel Ungaro, Alexandre Vauthier, Gianni Versace. Creations decorated with Swarovski® elements were worn, among others, by Maria Callas, Marlene Dietrich, Elżbieta II, Tina Turner, Madonna, Nicole Kidman, Rihanna, and Lady Gaga.
In 1962 Marilyn Monroe, while singing a song to President Kennedy: “Happy Birthday Mr. President”, wore a dress consisting of 2,500 crystals from Swarovski®, which in 2016 was sold for almost $ 5 million.
What is the difference between original Crystals from Swarovski® and other – often immitated crystals?
- crystals from Swarovski® have become recognizable worldwide and reached a wide audience,
- they have been decorating the creations of the best designers for over 120 years today,
- delight most women,
- Swarovski® is the world leader in the production of cut crystal,
- Swarovski® sets trends for the upcoming seasons,
the popularity of crystals from Swarovski® encourages attempts to copy the cuts and release less and more intricate immitations on the market.
2. It is also worth getting to know the Swarovski® product catalog, or ask the seller about the exact name of the crystals and search for information on them on the Swarovski® brand web pages.
How to distinguish original crystals from Swarovski® from fakes?
If you decide to buy crystals from Swarovski® or Swarowski® jewelry, you expect to receive an original product, made of the best quality materials, not an imitation. To avoid disappointment, it is worth learning a few rules that will distinguish a fake from the original:
Swarovski® made a revolution in crystals processing (read more: Swarovski. The history.) By refining the precise quality of the grinding and cutting, it creates compositions of many layers, angles and colors, obtaining almost perfect solutions. Years of practice and continuous development allow them to guarantee the identity of each product due to the quality, shape, size, color and gloss, not only of the front surface of the crystal, but also its bottom, interior and even the hole:
- exceptional and flawless glow,
- no air bubbles,
- no scratches,
- no other blemishes,
- all walls at same angle,
- a unique effect of light splitting,
- shiny and smooth surface,
- does not oxidize, does not rust,
- durable and resistant to abrasion and scratches, maintains its state for a long time.
- no exceptional expressive glow,
- visible bubbles,
- visible scratches,
- visible other blemishes,
- walls divide at different angles,
- no exceptional light splitting,
- imprecise workmanship – scratched and rough surface,
- unsightly coating over time,
- less durable, susceptible to scratches, chips, change in color,
- fakes are lighter.
Swarovski® Authenticity Certificate – what is it?
Swarovski® authenticity certificate should be issued for each purchase, both single crystals and finished products – containing original Swarovski® elements, because it proves their originality. If the certificate is not included with the purchase, you can always ask for it, and in case of refusal, it is a signal that the product may be an imitation. That’s why it’s worth shopping with trusted sellers, who can be easily and quickly verified. For example, Silvexcraft – a manufacturer of silver elelments with almost 30 years of experience – is the official certified distributor of the crystals from Swarovski® – which means, it meets all standards required by Swarovski®. Thanks to this, all Swarovski crystals are ordered and received directly from the Swarovski® headquarter and factory located in Wattens, Austria. The company also offers competitive prices as well as individual orders, outside of the regular offer available at SILVEXCRAFT.
As imitations are expansively flooding the market, and the creators are getting closer and closer to perfection, Swarovski® introduced another security feature, in the form of the Swarovski® seal. One of the first brands to use such a solution is Giorre – silver jewelry brand.
Swarovski® appreciates designs and the quality of the Giorre brand – original silver jewelry with Swarovski® Authenticity Certificate and Swarovski® Seal.
GIORRE offers the highest quality 925 silver jewelry and 585 gold jewelry in combination with crystals from Swarovski®. It has its own designs, sent to, and executed by Silvexcraft – the above-mentioned manufacturer of silver components, who fine-tunes every element with the greatest precision and attention to detail. In addition to the production itself, Silvexcraft also offers engraving, rhodium plating, galvanic gold plating, oxidation, soldering, laser cutting and 3D printing. In the impressive GIORRE collection, you can find: silver earrings and clips, silver necklaces and chokers, silver chains and spacers for bracelets, silver pendants and charms, silver bracelets and rings, as well as silver jewelry with Swarovski crystals: earrings, clips, necklaces, pendants, charms, bracelets, rings, chokers, cufflinks, devotional items, as well as jewelry sets, wedding jewelry, occasional jewelry, personalized jewelry and men’s jewelry. All in sterling silver 925, 24K yellow or 18K rose gold plated as well as oxidized. When you buy GIORRE jewelry, you will receive an elegant packaging that will be perfect as a gift or safe storage.
In addition, to each order from GIORRE, apart of the certificate confirming the authenticity of Swarovski crystals, you will receive new security feature, in the form of a Swarovski® seal with a hologram depicting the image of the Alps, the year the company was founded by Daniel Swarovski, mapping his signature, the name of the newest collection “Crystals from Swarovski“- and an individual number – based on which you can identify the manufacturer and check if he is an authentic Swarovski® Partner. Everyone can check it on the main Swarovski® website: verify the authenticity of your seal code. The seal means that the brand meets all standards required by Swarovski® and has the right to use the Swarovski® seal to mark its products, in which the crystals have been used.
Swarovski® appreciates the quality and design of original GIORRE jewelry, promoting products on its website and from time to time on social media: Swarovski – brand GIORRE.
In addition, Swarovski® thanks to its elegance, chic and grandeur, while being delicate and light, has become a leading inspiration for creating various types of jewelry – from very simple designs, through more sophisticated, to completely unusual original proposals. Check what the original Swarovski® crystals look like in GIORRE silver jewelry: Silver jewelry with Swarovski® crystals .
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