|Recommended retail price:||£ 14 | $ 18 | € 17 Buy Retail|
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The beauty of these items is enhanced by the use of crystal, a highly reflective and dispersive form of glass which has a lot more sparkle. It was originally made by incorporating lead oxide. The technique of making such glass has been known for several thousand years. Now glass with the same the same attractive qualities can be made without the use of lead. Facetted crystal glass stones and beads produced by Swarovski in Austria, Preciosa in the Czech Republic and a number of Chinese companies are widely used in jewellery. Crystal glass is also use to produce attractive drinking glasses and decanters and a wide range of decorative items.