I don't own many (actually, any) designer items aside from perfumes.
Recently I managed to rectify that situation on a trip to Melbourne. I don't usually like spending money on expensive items that aren't clothes or household appliances, but figured I could make an exception.
I went to Swarovski Crystal World in Austria while in Europe but I didn't buy anything for myself aside from a pen with crystals inside it. I really wanted some jewellery but as it was near the start of trip I didn't want to spend too much. I regretted that later, until I saw this little jewel at the Dior counter...
The Cristal Boreal came about in the mid 50's, when Christian Dior asked the Swarovski house to create a crystal that 'evoked the reflection of the sunlights going through the famous Galerie des Glaces in Versailles'. This led to the creation of the Aurore Boreale crystal with the unique multi-coloured reflections.
Even the box is pretty.... and it says DIOR *squeak*
The jewel resting in its case... so pretty, the colours are always changing.
Pictures really don't do it justice, I love the rainbow of colours, how can you not be happy with all the colour? :D Inside the pendant is a clear or subtle pink shimmery lip gloss. I liked the pink but went with the sheer as I can wear it over other lip shades. The pendant has 52 Swarovski Elements stones, 4 of them are Aurore stones. As this item is part of the Christmas collection it was much more accessible to me than regular Dior jewellery, which runs into the thousands. This was less than $150 and would be a great thing for a mother or sister as well.