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Effects

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.

Surface Effects

Vacuum coating on the surface of the crystal.

 EFFECT CODE
NAME
Surface effectsAB
ANTP
API
BLSH
BRSH
CAL
COP
DOR
GSHA
HEM
IRIG
LISH
LTCH
LUMG
METSH
METBL
MLGLD
MOL
NUT
PARSH
REDM
ROGL
SAT
SCGR
SSHA
TRA
Aurore Boreale
Antique Pink
Astral Pink
Blue Shade
Bronze Shade
Comet Argent Light
Copper
Dorado
Golden Shadow
Hematite (only on Jet)
Iridescent Green
Lilac Shadow
Light Chrome
Luminous Green
Metallic Sunshine
Metallic Blue
Metallic Light Gold
Moonlight
Nut (only on Jet)
Paradise Shine
Red Magma
Rose Gold
Satin
Scarabaeus Green designed by JPG
Silver Shade
Transmission


Translucent Effects

Vacuum coating on the reverse side of the crystal, effect shines through the transparent crystal.

 EFFECT CODENAME
Translucence effectsBBL
HEL
MBL
SINI
TAB
VL
VM
VOL
Bermuda Blue
Heliotrope
Meridian Blue
Silver Night
Tabac
Vitrail Light
Vitrail Medium
Volcano


Patina Effects

Partial coating of the correspondingly modified effects.

EFFECT CODE
NAME
BLAPA
GOLPA
ROSPA
SILPA
WHIPA
Black Patina
Gold Patina
Rose Patina
Silver Patina
White Patina


LacquerPRO Effects

A premium opaque varnish which is applied to the reverse side of the crystal instead of foiling, resulting in an opalescent appearance.

EFFECT CODE
NAME
L104
L102
L105
L103
L101
Powder Blue
Powder Green
Powder Grey
Powder Rose
Powder Yellow


Variations on Surface Effects

Special vapor coating types - 2x 2x
Both sides of the stone are treated with an effect (e.g. art. 5000AB 2).
Special vapor coating types - BB
Effects on three sides of a cube shape (e.g. art. 5601 AB B).
Special vapor coating types - VV
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).
Special vapor coating types - ZZ
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).
/G
Article with partly (PF) or fully frosted (FF) surface (e.g. art. 2611/G).
PA (Patina)
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.

EFFECT CODE
NAME
Effect Code MATMATMatt Finish
Effect Code COSCOSCosmojet


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).