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Vacuum Coating Effects
Vacuum coating processes on the surface of the crystal produce either a special surface or a translucent effect, according to the application methods used.
Please find below a list of all Swarovski effects followed by an explanation of the special vacuum coating processes.
Vacuum coating on the surface of the crystal.
Comet Argent Light
Hematite (only on Jet)
Metallic Light Gold
Nut (only on Jet)
Scarabaeus Green designed by JPG
Vacuum coating on the reverse side of the crystal, effect shines through the transparent crystal.
Partial coating of the correspondingly modified effects.
A premium opaque varnish which is applied to the reverse side of the crystal instead of foiling, resulting in an opalescent appearance.
Variations on Surface Effects
Both sides of the stone are treated with an effect (e.g. art. 5000AB 2).
Effects on three sides of a cube shape (e.g. art. 5601 AB B).
The effect is used in reverse. A surface effect is used like a translucent effect (e.g. art. 2420
NoHF SSHA V - Silver Shade on the reverse side).
Only a part of the stone is treated with an effect (e.g. art. 4869 HEL Z).
|FC (Full Coated)|
Improved technology allows for the perfectly homogeneous, all-round application of highintensity metallic effects in the Bead assortment (art. 5000).
|CAL´V´SI & CAL´VZ´SI|
The effect CAL (Comet Argent Light) is also used as a mirror coating on the reverse side of the crystal instead of standard foilings (A, F, ...) in special cases (e.g. art. 2035).
Article with partly (PF) or fully frosted (FF) surface (e.g. art. 2611/G).
Innovative technology allows for the partly coated application of adapted effects. Its historical edge
and “used” look give it a certain timelessness, without losing its crystalline appearance (e.g. art. 2034).
Special Surface Effects
Swarovski has been able to achieve various special surface effects by using special chemical and mechanical processes on the surface of the crystals.
The Matt Finish effect is achieved by performing a chemical matting process on the entire surface of the crystal. Small variations in the size of the articles may occur as a result of this chemical process.
Using a special process, the outer facets of Flat Back Roses can be blackened. The Cosmojet effect is only possible for the color Crystal (001).