Swarovski’s Shine and Glamour
Everyone likes to have his crystal on them or in the house as a decoration but how many pople know the history of this great artist? Swarovski has a long tradition over 100 years. Swarovski is the brand name for a range of precisely-cut lead crystal. Daniel Swarovski (Daniel Swartz) from Bohemia patented in 1892 an electric cutting machine that facilitated the production of crystal glass. In 1895, the company established a crystal cutting factory in Wattens, Tyrol (Austria), to take advantage of local hydroelectricity for the energy-intensive grinding processes that Daniel Swarovski patented. The original Swarovski logo was an edelweiss flower which was finally replaced with the current swan logo in 1988.