But, recently I have been spent alot of money just for this swarosvki cystal bean from Autria. I'm learning how to do my own jewerly with this bean.The above two samples are my favaroute because I make it for my mom .In manderine, people said" Yong Xin Zhor de Zhui Mei" :)
For some of you who interested to do your own cystal jewerly, please do buy some AB cystal coz I found that the jewerly have this mixture will have better result .Believe me,you spend more for it and you will get better result.
Below is the explaination that I got it from internet and share with you.
"Swaroski cystal contains approximately 32% lead to maximize refraction. In order to create a crystal that allows light to refract in a rainbow spectrum, Swarovski coats some of its crystals with special metallic chemical coatings. Aurora Borealis, or "AB", is one of the most popular coatings, and gives the surface a rainbow oil slick appearance. Other coatings include Crystal Transmission, Volcano, Aurum, and Dorado. Coatings may be applied to only part of an object; others are coated twice, and thus are designated AB 2X, Dorado 2X etc."