Care for Swarovski Crystals

Swarovski crystals from Austria are truly beautiful and with a little special care, will be beautiful for years to come.

Avoid knocking your Swarovski crystals against other objects. Be gentle when you are holding them. If you bang them into another hard object, you risk scratching the crystals or even chipping them.


Store your Swarovski crystal rosary in a velvet-like soft pouch to protect its finish from getting scratched.

Avoid getting soaps and other products on the crystals because the chemicals in the products will wear away at the metallic coating on the Swarovski crystal over time, causing it to lose its sparkle.

Polish crystals frequently using a soft, lint-free cloth. This will help the crystals maintain their sparkle and dazzling brilliance. You may dab small amounts of lukewarm water on the crystals as you polish to help remove fingerprints.

Under no circumstances should any abrasive or corrosive detergents be used to clean the crystals. Glass or window-cleaning fluids should also be avoided.


Parts of the Rosary

The Rosary consists of a crucifix, 59 beads, and a center connector piece. The beads are usually in two sizes: six large beads, called Pater beads, and 53 smaller beads, called Ave beads. The Ave beads are separated into groups of ten, referred to as decades, and separated by a larger Pater bead.