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.
The classic diamond shape of the rhombus mini bead, suitable for so many designs, takes on renewed brilliance with Swarovski's signature precision faceting. The reduced size of the rhombus mini bead lets it make appearances in more jewelry designs than ever before. If your necklace, earring or bracelet design needs great sparkle, the rhombus mini bead packs maximum dazzle into a minimal space.
Fire Mountain Gems and Beads' Crystal Passions® brand presents Swarovski crystal in display-ready packaging for brilliant retail presentation. Crystal Passions® is an assurance of genuine Swarovski crystal.