My mother wore a crystal necklace to her wedding in 1951. That was my first impression of the magic of crystal. It was forever blazoned on my mind as romantic and perfect. And for the women of the 1950’s so it was.
Aurora Borealis Crystal was a finish created by the Swarovski Company in the 1950’s to add extra radiance to crystal. The ‘hazing’ process was scientific. The result was an exquisite shimmer that allowed crystal to become even more magical and dazzling. On a given moment-violet, magenta, amber, aqua- could spontaneously catch the light and display brilliance not to be imagined.
Ok, I’m enchanted. But you would be too.
50’s AB crystal is greatly sought after and rarely duplicated in modern markets. Take a look at this choker.
Repurposed and UPCYCLED by Doris P. Eagle, the choker is made of crystal pieces that have been carefully saved over the years. They are gathered in a new and modern look. An earring which was missing its partner becomes the foundation for the front cluster. Vintage beads drip from it and create a movement that is modern and whimsical.
AB Crystal can be worn casually or formally. The luminous quality is always appropriate. Become enchanted!