We get asked about Crystal AB, and how it might add sparkle to a monogram, quite often. It’s not that Crystal AB will sparkle MORE than Crystal, but it actually can add some reflective color to a monogram. It picks up the color that’s around it in an iridescent way.
Below is a sample of the same letter, a gold “L” covered in Crystal, Crystal AB and Off-White Pearls, on two different backgrounds. The one on purple appears to have much more color to it than the one on white because it’s reflecting the color of the fabric. By itself, Crystal AB has a pink or coral look as seen in the photo of the Silver “C” covered in all Crystal AB.
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