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What is AB Crystal?

2nd June 2021 - View more blog articles

You might have noticed references to AB crystals when browsing our hair accessories or wedding jewellery pieces. AB crystals, also known as Aurora Borealis crystals after the Northern Lights, are crystals which have been given an iridescent coating that shimmers when it catches the light. Creating a rainbow-like shimmer, AB crystals add a touch of etheral beauty to any accessory or piece of jewellery.

How are AB Crystals Made?

AB bead treatments were invented by Swarovski back in 1956, in partnership with Christian Dior. The brand was on a mission to create dazzling iridescent crystals in its manufacturing process, and they discovered that coating crystals with thin layers of metal and vaporising it in a vacuum resulted in crystals that sparkled even more, especially in certain lighting conditions. And so, AB crystals were born.

Following the success of AB Crystals, Swarovski evolved this method to create AB 2x finish. The method of coating crystals results in a sparkling rainbow effect when they catch the light. They look fantastic as part of hair accessories and jewellery pieces, particularly for weddings where the bride is looking to dazzle!

Why are AB crystals popular?

Whether used in a necklace, earrings, a bracelet, or even on dresses or shoes, AB crystals have the ability to elevate any look with their enchanting sparkle. Their ability to complement a wide range of colors and styles makes them a popular choice for brides, bridesmaids, and anyone looking to add a touch of elegance and glamour to their ensemble.

Discover Beautiful AB Crystal Wedding Accessories Online

Here at Lace & Favour, we stock a wide range of occasion and wedding accessories which use AB crystals to stunning effect. Our collections range from iridescent hair accessories that catch the light in all the right places to statement and subtle jewellery pieces and bridal sets guaranteed to turn heads. Take a look at our online store to browse our current collections today and fall head over heels for these stunning designs.

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