26523 Fri, 11/16/2012 - 1:02pm
NEW YORK–Swarovski will unveil its star for the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree on Tuesday, Nov. 20.
“The elements of design and craftsmanship of the 2012 Swarovski Star are timeless, and we know that visitors from around the world will enjoy its incredible sparkle,” said Wayne Page, senior vice president of Swarovski North America Limited’s consumer goods business. “This is the ninth year the Swarovski Star will top the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, we are thrilled to be part of this tradition once again.”
The 2012 Swarovski Star is comprised of 25,000 crystals, with 1,000,000 facets, and it measures 9 ½ feet in diameter and 1 ½ feet deep. The Star weighs 550 pounds, including 300 pounds of crystal panels, and is composed of six outer rays and six smaller inner rays. A replica of the Swarovski Star will also be on display in Rockefeller Center to allow visitors the opportunity to get a closer view of the detailing.