What is foiling?
Foiling is the process of mirror coating the reverse side of a crystal. The mirror increases a crystal’s brilliance, and the foiling also serves to protect the crystal when placed in cavities or glued or soldered onto surfaces.
Unfoiled vs. Foiled Swarovski crystals
Four types of foiling
PLATINUMFARBENE* PRO SIMILISIERUNG (F)
A silver-colored mirror finish that is coated with a platinum-colored protective layer of the highest quality. The Platinum-colored Pro Foiling is not only resistant to environmental damage from chlorine, salt water, and perfume, it can also withstand processes such as soldering and electroplating, giving it unprecedented durability (e.g. art. 4120).
*Silver-colored mirror coated with a platinum-colored protective layer.
PROTECTIVE LAYER (P) FOR BEADS AND PENDANTS
A transparent lacquer system that is applied over the effects and is designed to protect from scratches, fingerprints, and other damage. The lacquer also helps to prevent moisture such as perspiration, which can lead to corrosion of the effect layer of crystals that are not set in casings or settings.
Which categories are available with foiling?
The type of foiling depends on the product category and is clearly indicated within the product details.
|PLATINUM-COLORED* PRO FOILING||SILVER-COLORED FOILING||ALUMINIUM FOILING||PROTECTIVE LAYER||UNFOILED|
|Flat Backs Hotfix||✓2||✓3|
|Flat Backs no Hotfix||✓1|
1 except LacquerPRO
2 only XILION, XIRIUS Rose and Concise
3 except XILION, XIRIUS and Concise Flat Back
4 only for the following effects: Bermuda Blue, Vitrail Medium, CAL, Vitrail Light, Sahara, Heliotrope, Volcano