Born to a glass cutter in North Bohemia, today a part of the Czech Republic, young Daniel Swarovski I completed a one year apprenticeship in his father's small factory. Here, he gained expertise in cutting glass. During this time, in 1892, he invented a machine that revolutionized the process of crystal cutting. He filed for patents soon after. In 1895, he founded the company of Swarovski. The world's leader of crystal jewelry products and figurines. We at Viva La Vault offer unsurpassed customer service to help you find your desired Swarovski pieces.