•• s w a r o v s k i c r y s t a l
Historically, Swarovski crystal contains up to 24% lead oxide, though it is bound in the
glass matrix and poses no risk unless ingested or inhaled. Despite the low risk, Swarovski adopted a
lead-free crystal in 2012.
Swarovski crystal is created from a combination of natural minerals and
quartz sand, fired and slowly cooled then precision cut in their factory in Austria. Each season
they release new colors and styles that both reflect and drive trends from the world's top fashion
houses, and their products are synonymous with outstanding quality and impeccable style.
The number of available colors and styles of crystal components has increased dramatically over the
past few years as Swarovski has moved into the world of mainstream fashion and accessories. The figure
lists some of the more common colors.