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 cupola-shaped character of the dome small 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 small bead to construct on-trend rivet patterns. It also serves perfectly as bead cap.