au·ro·ra bo·re·al·is | ə-ˈrȯr-ə bȯr-ē-ˈa-ləs
The Latin term for Northern Lights
Aurora Borealis, also referred to as “Northern Lights”, are glass rhinestones that have a unique lustrous coating, illuminating a variety of colors. Aurora Borealis specifically refers to the paper-thin metallic coating that is dispersed onto crystals or glass beads, producing a gorgeous dazzling shine. The coating is intended to receive and reflect colors surrounding it - this myriad of colors is thought to provide a parallel illustration of the northern lights. Early on, aurora borealis were primarily coated with a bluish hue, oftentimes referred to meridian blue. However, throughout time, more variants of hues became available. Today, there are diagrams, demonstrating all available coatings.Furthermore, some consumers may come across aurora borealis rhinestone balls. Initially, this was renowned for its appearance in extravagant costume jewelry.