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[ Swarovski Crystal the finest in the world ] Swarovski AG ( sworr-OFF-skee) is an Austrian producer of luxury cut lead glass ('crystal'), headquartered in Wattens. Daniel Swarovski (October 24, 1862 – January 23, 1956), formerly Daniel Swartz, was born in northern Bohemia (now the Czech Republic). His father was a glass cutter who owned a small glass factory. It was there that a young Swarovski served an apprenticeship, becoming skilled in the art of glass-cutting. In 1892 he patented an electric cutting machine that facilitated the production of crystal glass. In 1895, Swarovski financier Armand Kosman and Franz Weis founded the Swarovski company, originally known as A. Kosmann, Daniel Swartz & Co., which was later shortened to K.S. & Co. The company established a crystal cutting factory in Wattens, Tyrol (Austria), to take advantage of local hydroelectricity for the energy-intensive grinding processes Daniel Swarovski patented. We combine the refractive beauty of Swarovski crystal with our uniquely designed, limited edition jewelry. Doing so, we create rare pieces of jewelry combining classic beauty with a contemporary look.