AUSTRIA (2020)- 125 Years of Swarovski - silver foil stamp
The Great Sparkle.
In 7895 Daniel Swarovski founded a company that revolutionized the world of jewelery - even today Swarovski crystals are known for their exceptional brilliance.
A skilled polisher of crystals, Daniel Swarovski developed a process that enabled gleaming crystals to be produced more quickly and at a lower cost, thereby making them affordable for a wider public. The innovative businessman from Bohemia chose Wattens in Tyrol as the location for his company, because there he had access to sufficient hydroelectric power to operate his machinery.
Today the internationally successful corporation is still run as a family company by the fifth generation. Swarovski designs and produces high-quality crystals, genuine gemstones, synthetic diamonds and cubic zirconia, jewellery and accessories as well as interior design and lighting products. Alongside this main sector, it also produces optical products as well as tools and machinery for the construction industry.
The Swarovski Kristallwelten, which opened in Wattens in 1995, is particularly spectacular. The complete work of art, designed by André Heller, exhibits gleaming crystal art in 17 cabinets of curiosities, while the garden impresses with its many attractions, such as the sparkling crystal cloud. As befits such an anniversary, the script on the commemorative stamp is embellished with silver foil.