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Crystal Guide by Jades Creations

Jades Creations Crystal Beads Guide.

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Jewelry stands out and makes a statement when crystals are added.
We have put together some helpful learning tips to help you better understand all the beauty and facts that crystals have to offer


Swarovski Crystals
Founded by Daniel Swarovski (Swore-off-ski)

Swarovski crystal components are regarded as the highest quality machine cut and polished crystal beads in the world since 1892.

Swarovski crystals are perfectly uniform. Since they are machine cut, each crystal is the same. This means that the height, width and slope are consistent. Swarovski uses machinery that precisely cuts each crystal. Cutting hard materials such as crystal and gems, that 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. This is just part of the technology that gives Swarovski crystals their unbelievable flash.
Swarovski creates its glass with a special compound that imitators cannot duplicate. This special compound creates the incredible brilliance of their product. The delicate color palette is another quality that sets Swarovski crystal components apart from others.

Swarovski offers approx 50 different shapes of beads and components which come in many colors.
We have only listed some of the shapes offered by Swarovski

Some of the different shapes offered by Swarovski

Bicone      Cubes      Round      Top Drilled 

Rondelles     Heart      Butterfly      Flower 

Swarovski also offers crystals with an AB Finish. This means it has a highly iridescent coating which allows the light to play directly on the bead which sets off many other colors.

Swarovski Birthstone Chart

Swarovski Birthstone Chart

January - Garnet
February - Amethyst
March - Aquamarine
April - Crystal
May - Emerald
June - Light Amethyst
July - Ruby
August - Peridot
September - Sapphire
October - Rose
November - Topaz
December - Blue Zircon

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Celestial Crystal

Celestial crystals are hand-faceted and hand-polished from leaded crystal glass. Each bead is minutely different and gives jewelry a unique hand-crafted look. Celestial crystals beads are extremely reflective, creating a cascade of sparkling color.

Celestial crystals also are available in a myriad of shapes.
Some of the different shapes offered in Celestial Crystals

Round     Oval     Diamond    Teardop    Disc    Cone    Cube    Coin

Celestial crystals come in a choice of subtle and muted colors and in uncoated and AB finishes.

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