Swarovski: A Sparkling History

With an original vision to create ‘a diamond for everyone’, the Swarovski company was founded in Austria in 1895. Today the company is world renowned for its high-quality crystal product collections of jewellery, accessories and ornaments.

Here, we take a look at where it all began. On October 24th 1862, in Bohemia (now the Czech Republic), Daniel Swarovski was born, the son of Franz Anton and Helene. Franz Anton was a glass-cutter who owned a small business, and it was in his father’s factory that a young Daniel became expert in the art of glass cutting.