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Time to talk about that famous AB coating...

Time to talk about that famous AB coating...

Be it rhinestones or beads, one of the most common questions asked is "what does that 'AB' stand for?" Hmm, got a coffee and a few minutes? We'll tell you all we know...

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Introducing ARABESQUE Non-Hotfix Flatbacks

Introducing ARABESQUE Non-Hotfix Flatbacks

Achieve perfect balance with ARABESQUE FLATBACKS. Use on their own or with other stones for high volume designs to balance effect AND cost.​

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Natural Inspiration: Fuchsia Flower

Natural Inspiration: Fuchsia Flower

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Natural Inspiration: Cerise Flower Centre

Natural Inspiration: Cerise Flower Centre

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Colour Trend Predictions from Pantone for 2014

Colour Trend Predictions from Pantone for 2014

Pantone are the recognised colour authority of the world. Releasing predictions, forecasts, trends analysis and a huge array of resources to do solely with colour, they influence and gauge how colour is used across the globe. And, from a purist point of view, remember that colour is highly influential itself, with certain colours creating certain moods. Swarovski and Preciosa work closely with Pantone colour trends. We hope you like this chart, designed to capture current colour trends in crystal shades. Enjoy!

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Top-Hole Bicones..pendant or bead?

Top-Hole Bicones..pendant or bead?

We've fallen in love with the top-hole bicones all over again, and can't decide whether it's because of the colours in our range, or the actual shape. So on that note - is a top-hole bicone shape a bead, or a pendant?

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Natural Inspiration: Under Sea Aqua

Natural Inspiration: Under Sea Aqua

Superb colours that will literally POP against eachother!

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These colours certainly brightened up my day...

These colours certainly brightened up my day...

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Woods-y Blues

Woods-y Blues

The blue in this lovely flower so caught our eye! Trying to find the right shade of blue can sometimes be tricky, as there are so many!!

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Working out what 'quality' means for you

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Meridian Blue

Meridian Blue

Crystal Meridian Blue is an effects crystal coating that is applied to inside, right in between the underside's foiling and the actual clear crystal. A clever way to get a really clever effect of blues, and at the same time oranges and greens. Swarovski do these things so well...

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CRYSTAL PIXIE from Swarovski

CRYSTAL PIXIE from Swarovski

Arriving this week and set to rock to a nail salon near you!

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Provence Lavender - Chrysolite Blend Inspiration

Provence Lavender - Chrysolite Blend Inspiration

Today we're inspired by an order from the deep South for some of our ‪#‎Swarovski‬ Sew-On Teardrop Feature Jewels in the fabulous colour unique to Swarovski - 'Provence Lavender-Chrysolite Blend'.

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