15.12.08

My World 9 - Swarovski


3 Dec 08

Tyrol, Austria, is the home of the luxury brand name for the range of precision-cut lead crystal glass Swarovksi.

Swarovski was patented in 1892 by Daniel Swarovski, himself born into a family of glass cutter Austrian monarchs. It was then known as K.S. &Co.

The crystals range from miniatures to big statues, jewelry, couture, home decor and chandeliers and more.

Originally, the Swarovski logo was an Edelweiss flower. It was in 1988 when it was changed to the Swan.

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19 comments :

  1. I used to get a Tyrol catalogue, but I thought Tyrol was in Germany.

    Anyway, that's the best in crystals. I wonder if you have a good size collection of this already. How are the pricing over there?

    Very educational post.

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  2. Swarovski glass is very sparkly and pretty. I have some Swarovski beads, which I LOVE.

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  3. I remember going past the glass factory when we were on holls in Austria

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  4. This was very new to me. I am educated and introduced to a wonderful thing of beauty.

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  5. I love Swarovski - I knew them first as the crystal makers and was suprised when I first learned they also made binoculars and scopes.

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  6. Very informative post, thank you for sharing. I love Swarovski glass.

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  7. An interesting post. In the 19th. century a large group of Bohemian glass craftsmen fled to the Inn valley in the Austrian Tyrol. Many settled in Rattenberg which still has a thriving glass cutter community.

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  8. Great world..Though I don't have a Swarovski, there is an Edelwies where I live. It is the name of a bar/cafe.

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  9. Really beautiful! Particularly love the swans! Thank you for sharing!

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  10. Yes, who doesn't like the Swarovski crystal? Nice picture of the swans.

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  11. lovely...Swarovski is quite wellknown sa Pinas:) for sure, dami diyang magaganda.

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  12. Oh that is so beautiful, would love to have some of that

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  13. Lovely picture of the crystal swans. I have been in Tyrol several times to ski. It's a beautiful part of Austria.

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  14. I love swarovski crystal and use their beads regularly. Nice tour and great MWT.

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  15. I love Swarovski crystals but they are very expensive here. They have beautiful designs.

    (:

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  16. It's the next best thing to diamonds. Amazing!

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  17. My name is A Consolation. I write to you from Granada (Spain) and for a lot of time I am looking for some shop of Austria that crystals bandage of swarovski to do earrings(slopes), bracelets or rings, for Internet. Can you help your me?.
    Thank you for all My mail it(he,she) is melchoras@hotmail.com

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