Swarovski avails of a comprehensive portfolio remarkable for its unique quality, consummate handicraft and creativity. The firm was founded in Austria in 1895 and besides its high-quality, precious crystals, synthetic gems, and genuine precious stones also develops, manufactures, and sells jewelry, accessories, and lighting solutions. The crystal sector celebrated its 120th anniversary in 2015 and is now being run by the family in the fifth generation. It is represented worldwide in around 170 countries with 2.680 stores. More than 26.000 employees earned a turnover of around 2.6 billion euros in the anniversary year.