Crystal Silver Stud Earring 4mm Claw set stud with round clear crystal stone. Considered to be rhinestone jewellry Austrian crystal is beautifully crafted and the right ones can adorn your ears and give the effect of diamonds. Although they are widely used by Swarovski other jewelers like us use them as well, these earrings are nickel free and hypoallergenic for sensitive ears.
Rhinestones were rock crystals gathered from the river Rhine, hence the name. Austrian Crystal is not a trademark in of itself but it might as well be. Austrian Crystal is manmade, essentially a creative cutting of hand blown glass. Thanks to Daniel Swarovski who invented the modern Rhinestone, Austria has an enduring place in costume jewelry history. In 1955 the Aurora Borealis, a thin coating applied to crstal stones to produce an iridescent effect. It tends to reflect whatever colour is worn near it.