Swarovski Crystals – Rose AB Pointed Pear Crystal Suncatcher
With Exclusive Swarovski Crystal Bead Hanger with Glass Accents
- What is "AB"?
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Item # AR38-8745-9501
One of the prettiest crystal shapes is available in 38mm (almost 1.5 in. long). Rose with an aurora borealis pastel tint for extra sparkle and shine. It gives rainbows in the sun, plus splashes of solid mauve, aqua, and orange. The 38mm is pretty on a crystal AB 6.5 in. hanger. Simply gorgeous!
Allow five working days for your crystal suncatcher to ship. We will select your beaded hanger to complement your crystal.
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.