The mystical world of shimmering crystal has just got that little bit sparklier, as Swarovski proudly unveils its latest innovation: the world’s smallest and most refined precision-cut stone.
Thanks to mind-boggling levels of technical skill, the brand new multi-faceted XERO chaton is, unbelievably, the size of a pen tip, weighs a mere 0.3 mg, and is a whole 20 per cent smaller than the tiniest crystal currently on the market. But enough of the stats—it’s the exciting creative applications for the wearer that really appeal when it comes to this tiny yet heavyweight design contender.
Yes, the micro-pavé XERO opens up all kinds of potential for unique and detailed designs, because these brilliant smaller stones can shine in multiple rows and clusters. This allows them to blaze a trail in ever more detailed embellishment of chic watches and eyewear, as well as adding a subtle and playful accent to fill unimaginably small areas in jewelry pieces.
The sky is also the limit when it comes to creating cool, detailed icons, glittering logos and wording, as well as giving nuance to artworks—especially in combination with other crystal sizes. The result is dazzling 3D appeal. To top it all off, there’s a broad range of delicious colors to suit every taste and requirement.
In addition to the development of the XERO chaton—and just in time to celebrate 120 years of entrepreneurial spirit—Swarovski has also enlarged its size range of XILION chatons with the eye-catching XILION 1028 cut. All of which means the sparkle factor has gone stratospheric.