strass

strass

Each of us has in the cupboard at least one item of clothing embellished with strass, or maybe a pair of shoes decorated with these cute “artificial diamonds”, While Women always have a great deal in their jewelry, but few know the origin and history.

The strass date back to the eighteenth century and owe their name to the man who invented them, Viennese jeweler Joseph Strasser, that succeeded first in obtaining a type of very clear glass, from which realize the “beans” colored by the presence of small amounts of metal oxides.

The strass proved brilliant invention, will revolutionize forever the world of fashion, because their “false” precious and refined appearance at very low cost, allowed to use them immediately to beautify the buckles that for centuries adorned the shoes of kings and aristocrats, with obvious savings that went to the benefit of all.

Since then they spread all over the world to replace the true gems (Photo gives: planetsportonline.com).