Celebrating the Year of the Dragon 2012, this breathtaking Numbered Limited edition presents the Chinese dragon, a symbol of power, wisdom and luck. Longwang, meaning king of the dragons, glitters in rich golden and red tones with 6619 hand-set crystals in the Pointiage technique. Sparkling in shades of blue, the polished crystal base represents the dragon habitat, the sea. Limited to 888 pieces, this unique masterpiece is only crafted on demand and comes with a certificate of authentication.
embellished with 48,670 hand-set crystals, this artistic masterpiece demonstrates Swarovskis craftsmanship. It skillfully captures the jump of two carps, a symbol of prosperity and good luck in China. The polished base shines in shades of blue like foaming waves. Limited to 300 pieces, Ji Xiang comes with a certificate of authentication.
The collection name “CRYSTAL MYRIAD” refers to the numerous Swarovski crystals applied to these unique pieces; crafted with the highest attention to detail and highlighting their exceptional brilliance.
Each piece is expertly crafted with the use of our proprietary high-tech Pointiage technigue that allows Swarovski crystals to be freely set by hand without using prongs or glue, thereby offering greater design flexibility with the use of different shapes and size crystals. A “crystallized” look with exceptional brilliance is achieved due to the close proximity that the crystals can be set.
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Facts About Swarovski
Born to a glass cutter in North Bohemia, today a part of the Czech Republic, young Daniel Swarovski I completed a two-year apprenticeship in his father's small factory. Here, he gained expertise in cutting glass.
During this time, in 1892, he invented a machine that revolutionized the process of crystal cutting. He filed for patents soon after. In 1895, he founded the company Swarovski. He realized that he needed more water, power and a factory building in order for his plans to manifest. In addition, he needed to move away from competitiors to keep his inventions a secret. So, he chose to settle in Wattens, Tyrol.
In 1976, the first Silver Crystal Mouse was the first ever figurine created using chandelier parts. Representative of the Olympic Winter Games taking place in Innsbruck at the time, it also marked a historical step forward in the world of crystal. A Replica Mouse is available today.