The Coco Chains are made with Swarovski's crystal pearls. Not because I don't like real pearls,
which I do indeed, but because I agree with Coco Chanel - the more the better.
Perfectly round pearls have become very, very expensive, and I want us all to afford plenty of pearls. That's when Swarovski come in; not cheap either but more affordable than real round pearls.
Fake and fabulous - see why here:
"Crystal Pearls by Swarovski are made with a crystal core. Their unparalleled harmonious and lustrous shimmer is achieved using a unique coating technology developed by Swarovski. Their production method combines the quality of a perfect crystal core with the exquisite beauty of a pearl coating. The innovative technology by Swarovski gives the pearl a lusterous glow, which appears to be radiating from within the pearl itself. Strictest quality controls ensure each Crystal Pearl is absolutely flawless."
The Swarovski Crystal Pearls also come in a wonderfully large selection of colours, they have a nice weight and sheen, are a dream to work with and also exiting to receive. Even their packaging is delicate and well-designed.