My first introduction to Swarovski crystal came on a Contiki tour of Europe way back in 1988. As part of our tour, we were taken to the Swarovski crystal factory in Wattens, just outside of Innsbruck, to have a look at the gorgeous products, and of course, like many on the tour, I came away with my very own piece of Swarovski crystal. A couple of years, and a few purchases later, I joined the Swarovski Collector's Society (now called the Crystal Society) and I'm still a member today. Over the years, I have added to my Swarovski collection and have been lucky enough to return to Wattens on a number of occasions.
Read more about our visits to Swarovski Crystal Worlds in our Destination articles.