The gems we use under this name are Swarovski® Zirconia (not crystals). These Zirconia gems are cut and polished to perfection exclusively in Austria. They have all the characteristics of a real diamond with its exceptional cut and sheer brilliance. All gems are set by hand and items are polished by hand.
- The finest quality available today.
- Created using only the highest quality raw materials.
- Swarovski's Pure Brilliance Cut for Zirconia has 57 facets.
- Swarovski's Pure Brilliance Cut delivers the same level of brilliance as natural diamonds.
- The engraving guarantees that the zirconia stones are cut in accordance with the cutting parameters stated by the GIA as being 'ideal for diamonds'.
- Every single Pure Brilliance Cut Zirconia carries the exclusive Swarovski engraving, even down to a size of 0.8 mm.
- The perfectly balanced proportions of our stones enhance the brilliance and beauty of any jewellery.
- Zirconia has near-identical properties to diamonds in terms of brilliance, refraction and durability.
- Zirconia can withstand very high temperatures (2750° C) and can therefore be set like a genuine diamond.
- Zirconia can be applied to jewellery without the need for adhesives, making it extremely durable and ideal for everyday wear.
What is Swarovski Crystal?
Swarovski crystals are man-made gems manufactured in Austria. In 1892, Daniel Swarovski invented a machine for making precision-cut, beautiful, high quality lead glass crystals using quartz, sand, and minerals. The exact proportions of these raw materials has remained a company secret. This specialized manufacturing process ensures the highest possible degree of precision which produces brilliant crystals. For five generations, the Swarovski family has continued the tradition of making the most recognized crystals in the world out of their factory in Wattens, Austria.
Why are Swarovski crystals more expensive than glass?
The method of production and processing of raw resources are important factors in the quality of finished crystals. Swarovski uses only the finest materials to fashion faceted lead glass that is known around the world for its brilliance and value. Superior production, materials, cutting, and polishing are what set Swarovski crystals apart from other glass works. According to Swarovski, “Cutting hard materials such as crystal and gems, in such a way that they have a hundred identical facets in several directions, is a very complicated task; each direction of the reflected light must first be calculated by computer, then this has to be simulated in 3D, optimized and finally converted into control programs for complex machinery.”