We are asked many times, "What is Aurora Borealis"
The answer is that Aurora Borealis (also called "AB")
is a thin film interference coating applied to the surface of the
The AB finish is semi-transparent, allowing some light to go through
Other semi-transparent coatings are "Golden Shadow" and
Other coatings that are fully opaque called "Specialty Coatings"
include 'Burmuda Blue", "Peacock", "Sahara",
"Sphinx", "Vitrail" among others.
These coatings do not let the light pass through the crystal, but
the reflect all the light like a rhinestone..
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photos of Aurora coating on colored crystals
We hope this page helped you understand Swarovski
crystal with Aurora Borealis, AB, Vitrail and other special coatings.
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