I've earlier shared about how Swarovski Crystals are made. Some of you may ask, are those crystal genuine from Swarovski? There may be companies that sell fake Swarovskis.
From my experience, always buy from reknown beading shop, check out for "Swarovski Create-Your-Style partner" in your area. Each type of swarovski crystal (size, shape etc) has it's code and the price is standard. Should you found the price goes very far cheaper, it could be a fake one.
Here are tips we may follow when buying Swarovski Crystal Beads.
- Swarovski crystals are sold by bulk (usually 10 gross), and not on string. Those that are sold on string will not be genuine crystals. They are sealed in quality envelopes, with the name, "Crystalized."
- Most Swarovski crystals that are crafted in Austria.
- Genuine crystal will not have any bubbles. The facets should be all facing in different directions. Almost appear as 3-D to the our eyes.
- Swarovski crystals' luster should outshine other crystals and beads.