Swarovski's AB effect, named for aurora borealis (the northern lights), is a term for crystal stones that have a highly iridescent surface. Created by Swarovski in 1955 in collaboration with Christian Dior, the effect is achieved by vapor blasting the facets of the lower part of the crystals with an invisible, micro-thin metal sheet.
Romantic meets rock meets VIP. The spiky character of the dome large bead means that it is predestined for glamorously feminine looks that are quite literally "edgy." It symbolizes cool romanticism, elegant rockabilly, or self-confident classicism. Use the dome large bead to construct on-trend spikes and play with strong contrasts, particularly by combining it with round elements.