Swarovski is a world famous crystal manufacturer, headquartered in Wattens, Austria. It is a family-owned business, founded in 1895 by Daniel Swarovski. Swarovski crystals were a huge hit with haute-couture fashion during the 1900s, inspiring works of Coco Chanel, Christian Dior and also making appearances in Hollywood films like "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" with Marilyn Monroe, and used upon the ruby slippers in the "Wizard of Oz".
Swarovski crystals are extremely sought after, as they sparkle like diamonds, however without the incredible price tag! Swarovski crystals are created under extreme heat with patented high-pressure machines, utilising specific minerals such as quartz, and finally precision-cut to illuminate and sparkle in the light. Swarovski Elements are simply the loose stone variety, manufactured for international jewellery wholesale. The Maestro & Hennessy Collection celebrates Swarovski's love of fine and elegant designs, incorporating Swarovski Elements into a unique collection of jewellery.