Celebrate the magic of Christmas with one of the most iconic Swarovski Annual Editions. Exclusively available in 2018, the Christmas Ball Ornament, Annual Edition 2018 showcases a delicate shooting star, a symbol of dreams and wishes, inside a handmade, mouth-blown glass ball. Small hand-glued crystals add extra sparkle and make each piece truly one-of-a-kind. The ornament also features a tag engraved with the year of issue, making this the perfect gift to celebrate a wedding, anniversary, or other special occasion in 2018. Use the white satin ribbon to hang it on your tree, in a window, or on the Christmas Ornament Home Display, large.
- Annual Edition Christmas ball ornament crafted of mouth-blown glass.
- Shooting star detail inside.
- Gradient crystals at base.
- Decoration object. Not a toy. Not suitable for children under 15.
- 3.1"Dia. x 3.8"T.
Swarovski, now a fifth-generation family-run business, was founded in 1895 by visionary inventor Daniel Swarovski. After completing a two-year apprenticeship at his father's glass-cutting factory in northern Bohemia (now part of the Czech Republic), Daniel Swarovski I patented his design for a machine to aid in cutting of crystal in 1892. An interest in precision-cut lead crystal led him to found Swarovski in 1895 in Wattens, Tyrol, Austria, in order to utilize the local hydroelectricity in his new factory.
From creating the iridescent aurora borealis crystals alongside French designer Christian Dior in 1956 to inventing the "crystal mesh" (a metallic fabric composed of tightly woven crystals) seen in designs by Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, and Louis Vuitton in 1993, Swarovski continues to maintain the creativity and innovation it is known for and to flourish as a leader in cut crystal for fashion and home.