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Swarovski and fine crystal are synonymous and when in Austria and the Tirol area, do take the opportunity to visit its facilities and Kristallwelten (Crystal world), located in Wattens, a small town just east of Innsbruck. Drop by on your own or take a tour out of Innsbruck – Kristallwelten, beginning with the fountain at the entrance, will amaze you.
Swarovski Crystal had its origins in Bohemia, which was then part of the Austro-Hungarian empire and is now part of the Czech Republic. Daniel Swarovski, its founder moved manufacturing from Bohemia to Watten, Austria in 1895 to take advantage of the hydro-electric power required by his newly patented precision crystal cutting and polishing machine. In fact, the fine gem quality of the Swarovski crystal products are a direct result of its precision cutting and polishing expertise.
Today, the Swarovski Crystal products, are known for their fine jewelry quality and the creations include; crystal glass sculptures and miniatures, jewelry and couture, home decor, and chandeliers. The Swarovski Group, of which Swarovski Crystal represent a major portion is a multi-billion dollar international corporation, with production facilities in 18 countries and distribution in 42.