Swarovski figurines are delicate, elegant, and unlike any other. These figurines make great gifts for special occasions and act as mementos for life events. They are great for displaying in a cabinet or on a shelf as a reminder of what that figurine means to its owner. In addition to acting as a life event memento, Swarovski figurines are highly collectible. A row of figurines on one’s shelf can celebrate an array of events in one’s life, all while looking beautifully cohesive.
While knock-off figurines are cheaply made with plastics or other low-quality materials, Swarovski figurines are affordable and made with real glass and minerals. The figurines are made out of Swarovski crystals, a unique man-made gem.
What are Swarovski crystals?
Swarovski crystals are man-made gems. More specifically, they are machine-cut gems made from raw materials such as quartz, sand, and minerals. Swarovski crystals are often referred to as Imitation Diamonds due to their resemblance to the precious gem. However, while diamonds have a hardness of 10 on the Mohs scale, Swarovski crystals rate 6 or 7.
Swarovski crystals are loved not only for its resemblance to diamonds, but due to its man made nature, it is more readily available at more affordable prices. Not only that, but figurines are made possible because unlike diamonds that must be cut much smaller to avoid imperfections, Swarovski crystals do not contain such imperfections and thus can be easily cut into unique shapes to create figurines.