Swarovski Crystals – 40mm AB Sun Disk Crystal Suncatcher
With Exclusive Swarovski Crystal Bead Hanger with Glass Accents
- What is "AB"?
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Item # AB40-8950-8864
You might think this is a cleverly PhotoShopped confection – no crystal prism could possibly look like this! Well, this one really is every bit as gorgeous and colorful as it appears in this image!
A multitude of facets on front and back create an astonishing rainbow display when you hang this exquisite prism in the sun! With the soft pastels of the Aurora Borealis coating on one side, you get solid colors as well as rainbows, colors such as mauve, orange, aqua, etc.
Please select from several bead hanger color and length choices under the drop-down list below. Swarovski fine Austrian Crystal on a beaded hanger of Swarovski crystal and glass.
Allow five working days for your crystal suncatcher to ship.
Please note, the distance between two long lines on our scale represents 5mm (6.4mm = .25 in.).
What is AB – otherwise known as an Aurora Borealis coating – on a crystal prism?
Austrian crystals, made by Swarovski, are colored in various ways, using different metal oxides. A crystal that is perfectly clear but colored has metal oxides mixed in with the lead and silica when the crystal is created. Examples of metal oxides are gold for red, cobalt for blue, or nickel for light green, violet, or blue. Our sapphire or red hearts or stars are examples.
Very often, a clear or colored crystal is further treated by adding a subtle, extremely fine, colored coating to the crystal. This results from a vacuum process in which the metal oxides are applied to a surface of the crystal, usually the back, or in the case of round prisms, on one portion of them.
A lightly, pastel-colored coating is known as Aurora Borealis, or AB for short. The result is a gorgeous crystal with extra color, sparkle and shine.
In suncatchers, colored crystals will give the same rainbow display that clear crystals give when in the direct sun. Add the AB coating to a clear or colored crystal and the color display will be even more riotous: rainbows and solid swatches of mauve, aqua, orange.