Swarovski Crystals – 50mm Crystal AB Pearshape Suncatcher
With Exclusive Swarovski Crystal Bead Hanger with Glass Seed Bead Accents
- What is “AB”?
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Item # AB50-8721-8429
A larger pearshape, about 2 inches high, has the Aurora Borealis coating for extra color and sparkle. It comes on a 10 in. hanger in your choice of colors; you may choose a longer hanger if you wish.
Our exclusive Crystal Realm bead hangers are made in a variety of beading patterns using Swarovski Austrian crystal beads and seed beads. Please choose the main color you want, and allow us to select a beaded strand that complements your crystal beautifully.
We make our own bead hangers here in Alameda, NM, and put them together with our Swarovski prisms to make your crystal suncatcher.
Allow five working days for your crystal suncatcher to ship.
By the way, the famous – or infamous if you prefer – Swarovski Strass company from Austria has declared that as of the Fall of 2021, no one but high-end designers may use their name. So even though your suncatcher prism will have the Swarovski logo in it, after about October 1, 2021, we will no longer be able to state on our site that your prism or the beads in your bead hanger are made by Swarovski. We will have to sign a contract with the company to state we will no longer use their name.
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.