It is an incredible sixty years since Swarovski’s relationship with Christian Dior gave the world the celebrated Aurora Borealis effect. In 1956, Manfred, son of founder Daniel Swarovski, began working with Christian Dior on a new crystal that encapsulated Dior’s creative vision.
He came up with a micro-thin layer of vaporized blue metal, with which he coated crystals’ lower facets. The result was an explosion of translucent, rainbow-hued, refracted light with an otherworldly feel that recalled the Northern Lights. Inevitably, Aurora Borealis (AB) became its name.
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