The art of cut crystal—a lavishly illustrated invitation to discover the most creative crystal jewelry, fashion, and design in the world. Founded in 1895, Swarovski has become synonymous internationally with the finest crystal jewelry, accessories, and decorative objects. Since 1989 the designs of Daniel Swarovski, the company's Couture signature, have earned it a place at the forefront of contemporary fashion. Designed by creative director Rosemarie Le Gallais, the exquisite range of necklaces, bracelets, pins, handbags, watches, gloves, and other ornaments testifies to Swarovski's unique blend of technological innovation, creative talent, and manufacturing expertise. The jewels and accessories of the Daniel Swarovski line tell an extraordinary tale that revolves around the fascination of cut crystal, its lightness and brilliance, its intriguing contradictions of clarity and mystery, fire and ice.