Happy Birthday, Swarovski! Jewellery Icons Mark Their 125th Anniversary
Happy birthday, SWAROVSKI! The Austrian producers of crystal jewellery celebrate their 125th anniversary with signature creations and unique designs.
1893 was a long time ago when Daniel Swarovski from Wattens, in Austria created his method for producing “diamonds for everyone”.
It was in 1895 when the company was founded.
Today, the SWAROVSKI brand is now synonymous with A-list celebrities donning their jewellery on the red carpet. But that isn’t anything new.
Since the 1930s, SWAROVSKI jewellery has been showcased on the big screen. It started in the golden age of Hollywood.
The German actor, Marlene Dietrich, was regarded as one of the most glamorous. She wore SWAROVSKI jewellery in a film called Blonde Venus.
That was the beginning and it doesn’t end there.
Modern day superstars wear SWAROVSKI jewellery.
Rihanna wore a dress in 2014 that showcased over 50,000 sparkling SWAROVSKI crystals embellished into the fabric.
Probably not the most iconic SWAROVSKI piece we’ve seen on any screen, though.
Audrey Hepburn wearing her tiara in the film Breakfast At Tiffany’s. Iconic defined. Made with SWAROVSKI crystals.
Marilyn Monroe once sang, “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend”. Both Audrey and Marilyn were actually wearing the dazzling crystal created by SWAROVSKI.
Are Swarovski diamonds real?
SWAROVSKI do not use diamonds, they use crystal. In fact, they’re actually a mixture of glass with special fine materials.
They are created and cut with meticulous precision which is why they can be mistaken for being real diamonds, and why they are as expensive as they are. But they are still affordable.
Happy Birthday, Mr. President
Diamonds might be a girl’s best friend. But Marilyn Monroe preferred to wear SWAROVSKI crystal.
In fact, Marilyn Monroe sang “Happy Birthday” to the then president whilst wearing a dress like Rhianna’s. That sold in auction for $4.8 Million.
SWAROVSKI crystals have been a staple for movie stars and pop music icons for decades, and they still are.
After 125 years, SWAROVSKI continue to bless the outfits and dresses of our much beloved fashionistas, and they can bless yours, too. But the look will be much more affordable.
SWAROVSKI earrings, a bracelet or a necklace, or even a phone case or a pen, you can have that A-list look with SWAROVSKI jewellery.
Because SWAROVSKI use a special patented coating for all of their jewellery items, they can actually be worn everyday so you can have the movie star look on any day of the week.
But you have to look after them. Any sprays or liquids will mess with the coating.
The latest arrivals that we have at Grace & Co are new additions to previous collections. The bestselling Angelic and Attract collections all have new designs.
Also, we have new phone cases, which is handy if you’re reading this on your mobile!
Grace & Co are authorised UK stockists of SWAROVSKI jewellery and accessories. When you buy from us, every item purchased receives official branded packaging along with a care card and certificate of authenticity.