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Strass - what is it?


#1

In looking at some of Chanel’s commercial jewelry, I see the
description of many pieces to include the material “strass”. Anybody
have a clue what stuff it is?

http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/19w

is a link to a picture of one of the pieces.

Judy Hoch


#2

It is a lead crystal, Swarovski makes them in hotfix etc.


#3

It’s glass.


#4

Googled it and found Austrian flint glass with high lead content -
used to imitate

Pam Chott
songofthephoenix.com


#5

I believe that Strass refers to the crystals in the cuff. They would
belong to the industrial/lighting division of Swarovski.

Denny Diamond
den


#6

Strass in German is defined as leaded glass used for gemstone
imitation.

Sigi Eurich