Aug 312011
 

The Swarovski brand has used more than 60 designers for their renowned crystal figurines.  Surely, there are many other talents individuals who contribute to these creative crystal designs, but commonly, only a single individual is credited for the majority of the figurine designs.

Swarovski Designer Elisabeth Adamer

Elisabeth Adamer

Elisabeth Adamer is a Swarovski artist that joined the design team in 2004.  But prior to that, Elisabeth Adamer’s education includes four years of vocational school for arts and crafts in Innsbruck and a higher education program at the Glasfachschule Kramsach. She graduated from this specialized glass arts school with a degree in Design in 2002.

Elisabeth Adamer credits her sister, an avid collector, for her introduction into Swarovski.  She states that animals have been an important part of her life, and recently taken interest in the underwater world.

Elisabeth Adamer has been recognized with 26 Swarovski crystal figurine designs from 2004 through 2011.

  • 2006 Elisabeth Adamer designs: Brother Bear, Mother Bear, and Sister Bear
  • 2007 Elisabeth Adamer designs: Goat, Goat Kid, Rose Blossom, and Roses
  • 2008 Elisabeth Adamer designs: Gnu, Hoopes, and Christmas Kris Bear
  • 2009 Elisabeth Adamer designs: Air Ornament, Christmas Kris Bear, Galapagos Tortoise, and Black Diamond Woodpeckers
  • 2010 Elisabeth Adamer designs: Smoky Quartz Batfish, Bee-eaters, Fire Ornament, Scuba Blue Surgeonfish, SCS Tiger, SCS Sitting Tiger Cub, and SCS Standing Tiger Cub
  • 2011 Elisabeth Adamer designs: Topaz Sea Goldies

Elisabeth Adamer was also credited with three Swarovski NLE designs:

  • Amurath  – Limited Edition Arabian Stallion, production limited to 300 units
  • Alsaqur Alamake   – Limited Edition Falcon, production limited to 300 units
  • Kiran Tiger – Limited Edition Tiger, production limited to 33 units which were primarily for fund-raising
Swarovski Topaz Sea Goldies by Elisabeth Adamer

Swarovski Topaz Sea Goldies

 

Nine of the Elisabeth Adamer designs are still considered current, and can be found in the online Swarovski Shoppe:  Limited Edition Alsaqur Alamake. Rose Blossom, Gnu, Hoopoes, Black Diamond Woodpeckers, Smoky Quartz Batfish, Bee-eaters, Scuba Blue Surgeonfish, and Topaz Sea Goldies.

Of all the Elisabeth Adamer designs, I like the Swarovski Sea Goldies.  I enjoy snorkeling to see the brilliantly colored salt-water fish, and this crystal piece reminds me of the good times I’ve had snorkeling.

Great figurines Elisabeth …can’t wait to see more ‘Underwater’ Swarovski designs!

 

 

Aug 292011
 

For all the crystal collectors who may have considered the possibility that the Swarovski Skull was a hoax, the doubt can be cast aside….‘N the Skull’, is now present in the online store!

Swarovski Soulmate Skull

Swarovski Crystal Skull

Our original Swarovski Skull article from July 30, 2011 is confirmed.

The Swarovski Soulmate Skull is offered in two different sizes.  The larger of the two is 4.25” tall.  The system # for this Swarovski Large Skull is 1124219.  This skull retails for $860.  On the Swarovski site, they mention that the design is for men and it is suggested for display in the home or office.  While the Large Skull does appear in the online store, it is not yet available to purchase.

The smaller of the two is about 2.25” tall.  The system # for this Swarovski Skull is 1124215.  This skull retails for $370.  On the Swarovski site, they mention that the design is for men and that it is a compliment to the ‘N the Skull’ jewelry range:  two pendants and a keyring.  This Small Skull is available for purchase now, simply by adding it to your cart and checking out.

Both Swarovski Skulls are made of Jet Hermatite (Black) crystal, accented with ruthenium finish metal accents.

The crystal brand currently produces one other large jet black crystal figurine….the Swarovski Jet Swan.  I’m now wondering if there are plans for other masculine Swarovski crystal figurines, or if other large black figurines are in the works.

Aug 292011
 

Great news for Swarovski crystal fanatics….The Swarovski Orange Shine Online Limited Edition is available online for purchase

This Swarovski Panther is identical in design to other panthers produced by Swarovski.  That being said, this panther is Orange, and is limited to 888 units of production.  The system number for the Orange Shine Panther is 1096050.  This Swarovski Panther has a price tag of $1100.

Swarovski Limited Online Edition Orange Shine Panther

Swarovski Orange Shine Panther

Other Swarovski Panthers available for purchase from the crystal brand include:

  1. Swarovski Panther (clear) – 9600 000 074 / 874 337.  Introduced in 2007 and retired in 2011.
  2. Swarovski Black Panther – 9600 000 151 / 1060325. Introduced and sold out in 2010.
  3. Swarovski Moroda Panther  – 1096051.  New release for 2011.

The designer for the Swarovski Soulmate Panther figurines is Heinz Tabertshofer .  All the crystal figurines are fully faceted animals attached to black spot granite bases.  The limited editions are engraved in the granite base with a unique # and the words “limited online edition”.

Get your order in quickly if you wish to secure your limited edition orange panther!  The Limited Edition Black Panther sold out in under 48 hours according to the Swarovski web site.  While this one has a higher price tag (about $110 more) and an increase in production of 78% more units, history could very well repeat itself with a quick sell out.

The Limited Edition Black Panther is performing well on the secondary market, with trading prices in the $3000 to $3500 range.  If this is any indication of success for the Limited Edition Orange Shine Panther, you’ll want place your order now, so that you won’t have to pay secondary market prices to add it to your Swarovski crystal collection.

Aug 282011
 

The Coca Cola – Pepsi wars have been raging for years.  In 1993, Coke launched its Coca Cola Northern  Lights commercial.  It was a parody of bears going to a drive in theatre, viewing the Northern lights.  All the polar bears were enjoying their Coca Cola.

I recently decided to check in with Swarovski Siku and her Swarovski Polar Bear Cubs.  My question….do these Swarovski polar bears prefer Coke or Pepsi?

 

 

Here’s their reaction to Pepsi….

While the Swarovski Polar Bear may be a bit interested in Pepsi, it is clear that Siku and her Cubs are not interested.  All appear to have shrugged their shoulders and are walking away from Pepsi.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s their reaction to Coke….

The Coca Cola Bear to the right is sharing his Coke with Siku and her Cubs.  They all seem quite interested to quench their thirst with Coke.

It seems obvious enough to me….Swarovski Siku and her Swarovski Polar Bear Cubs prefer Coke.

 

 

 

 

Information about the Swarovski Polar Bears participating in the Coke and Pepsi photos:

  • Swarovski Siku – Polar Bear for SCS members in 2011.  Retails for $350
  • Swarovski SCS Polar Bear Cubs, White Opal – Polar Bear Cubs to display with Siku.  For SCS members only in 2011.  Retails for $350
  • Swarovski SCS Polar Bear Cubs, Crystal Moonlight – Polar Bear Cubs to display with Siku.  For SCS members only in 2011.  Retails for $350
  • Swarovski Polar Bear – (Pepsi photo only) Silver Crystal figurine produced from 1986 to 1997.  Secondary market pricing is $150 – $275.

The crystal brand also produced the Swarovski Nanuc Polar Bear from 2005 to 2008.  Secondary market pricing is $425 to $500.  The Nanuc Polar Bear is not included in the photos.

There are LOTs of Coke and Pepsi commercials on YouTube if you want to walk down memory lane viewing them.

Aug 252011
 

Some less commonly seen Swarovski crystal figurines are the frosted birds perched on top of clear thimbles.  These figurines are better known as Swarovski Thimbles.

The Swarovski Thimble figurines were available with 5 different birds on 2 different thimble bases.  The 5 different Swarovski birds are:

Swarovski Crystal Thimbles

Swarovski Thimbles

  1. Swarovski Owl on Thimble
  2. Swarovski Parrot on Thimble
  3. Swarovski Eagle on Thimble
  4. Swarovski Cockatoo on Thimble
  5. Swarovski Toucan on Thimble

The thimble bases are clear, but have different shapes, and are known under various names.  One base is often referred to as the pinecone base or barrel base.  It is difficult to describe, other than saying that is resembles a pinecone….smaller at the bottom and top, wider near the middle.  The other base has a straight-line design, larger at the bottom and smaller at the top.  This straighter design has also been called the panel-base.  In the Swarovski thimbles photo, the Parrot and Toucan are shown on the pinecone/barrel base.  The Owl, Eagle and Cockatoo are shown on the panel/straight base.

The Swarovski Thimbles were produced under the “Crystal Colors” name in the European market.  The crystal thimbles were about 2.25” tall.  While I am uncertain as to the approximate retail price while they were available in the 1990’s, they are estimated to be valued at $100 – $200 each on the secondary market.  It is difficult to find the bird thimbles these days, but they are oftentimes sold as a set of 5 birds (with the same base) or a set of all 10.

I generally confirm details for my articles using the well-respected Warner’s Blue Ribbon Books on Swarovski.   While I was closing the Swarovski book, the pages flipped to the Zales Cockatoo on Stand figurine.  I turned back to the thimbles pages.  Back and forth to the Zales pages.    Know what?  I believe that the same frosted birds are used on the Zales figurines, which were produced in the 1980’s in USA for the Zales Jewelers stores!  I have never heard this theory anywhere else and I don’t have any of the figurines for a visual comparison, so this may very well be a new discovery!

Swarovski Crystal Zales

Swarovski Zales Birds

Good luck finding the Swarovski birds crystal thimbles….finding them is becoming a real challenge!  If I should obtain confirmation as to the question of the Swarovski bird components being used for both the thimbles and Zales figurines, an updated post will certainly be in order!

Aug 242011
 

In a recent press release from Cranston, Rhode Island, Swarovski Optik announces that their new CL Companion Binoculars have been selected as one of the “Best of the Best” for 2011 by Field & Stream Magazine on the new release .  Given out annually, Field & Stream’s “Best of the Best” is awarded to the best new products in the hunting and shooting market, and is considered one of the industry’s top awards.

I’m no binoculars expert, so I liked watching this YouTube video about them.

The Companion CL Binoculars aren’t quite as pretty as the sparkly ones shown on the Swarovski crystal brand’s web site, but the award likely says it all.  From what I could find on the internet, prices are:  $999 for the 10×30 and $929 for the 8×30.

Swarovski Bincoluars

Swarovski Bincoluars

The Optik CL Binoculars are featured in the September, 2011 issue of Field & Stream

This is terrific news for Swarovski!  Congratulations on a well-developed new set of binoculars!

Aug 232011
 

The Kristall Buzz, a blog on Swarovski Crystal, has launched its fourth video on YouTube!  This video highlights Swarovski Tiger crystal figurines along with some beautiful and exotic wild cats. Take a look!

Swarovski SCS Tiger – This Swarovski Tiger was the Annual Edition crystal figurine available exclusively to SCS members in 2010.  It was the third crystal figurine in the series “Endangered Wildlife”.  The Swarovski identification numbers are 9100000145 / 1003148.  The Swarovski SCS Tiger retailed for $450 in 2010.  The primary color used for the figurine was ‘golden shine’.  The Swarovski SCS Tiger measures approximately 7.25″ in length.

Swarovski SCS Tiger Cub, Sitting – This Swarovski tiger cub was available to SCS members in 2010 and was a very complimentary figurine to the SCS tiger.  The Swarovski identification numbers are 9100000166 / 1016678.  It retailed for $180 in 2010.  Like the SCS tiger, the color is ‘golden shine’.  The Swarovski SCS Tiger cub measures approximately 3.12″ in length.

Swarovski SCS Tiger Cub, Standing  – This Swarovski tiger cub was available to SCS members in 2010 and is a gorgeous addition to display with the  SCS tiger.  The Swarovski identification numbers are 9100000166 / 1016678 AND  9100000165 / 1016677 depending on whether it was purchased or provided as a loyalty gift by the crystal brand for purchasing the entire “Endangered Wildlife” trilogy using the same SCS number for all three pieces.  The non-gift figurine retailed for $180 in 2010.  Like the SCS tiger, the color is ‘golden shine’.  The Swarovski SCS Tiger cub measures nearly 3.5″ in length.

Swarovski Chinese Zodiac Tiger – This Swarovski tiger is part of the crystal brand’s “Chinese Zodiac” series.  The identification numbers are 9100000135 / 1002980.  The official color is silver shade crystal.  It is about 3.25″ long.  This is the only tiger in the video that is presently available on the Swarovski web site, and it retails for $300.

Swarovski Limited Edition Chinese Zodiac Tiger – This Swarovski  tiger is identical to the zodiac tiger described above, except that the color is in golden shine.   The identification numbers for this Swarovski limited edition figurine are 9200000269 / 1016810.  It was only available in China from 2009 – 2010.

Swarovski Tiger Paperweight – This Swarovski Tiger is silver in color, resting upon a crystal ball.  This tiger was in the Swarovski Trimlite group “Crystal Sculptures”.  Swarovski used unique product identification numbers to represent the metal color of the tiger….72116 is the number for the gold tiger and 72117 is the number for the pewter tiger This figurine was available 1983 through 1986 at a retail price of $95.  This Swarovski tiger is very difficult to find and will likely command prices of $800 – $1200 dollars. No Trimlite mark was found on the figurine shown in the video.

Elizabeth Adamer was credited with the design for all the Swarovski SCS tigers.   They truly look like a nice feline family.

Both the Swarovski Zodiac tiger figurines have a clear crystal base that is engraved matt finish name in English and Chinese seal script.

If you are a feline fanatic or collect Swarovski wild cats, many of these Swarovski tiger figurines can be found in the Crystal Exchange America store:   www.CrystalExchange.com .  Use the search box in the store and type in “tiger” (singular form, not plural) to  view the crystal figurines presently available with pricing.

Aug 232011
 

Since the launch of the Lovebirds in 1987, the Swarovski annual editions were created as trilogies:

Swarovski SCS Loyalty Gifts:  Blue Tang Fish and Standing Tiger Cub

Swarovski Loyalty Gift figurines

  • Caring and Sharing (Lovebirds, Woodpeckers, Turtledoves)
  • Mother and Child (Dolphins, Seals, Whales)
  • Inspiration Africa (Elephant, Kudu, Lion)
  • Fabulous Creatures (Unicorn, Dragon, Pegasus)
  • Masquerade (Pierrot, Columbine, Harlequin)
  • Magic of Dance (Isadora, Antonio, Anna)

In 2007, the final year of the “Wonders of the Sea” trilogy (Harmony, Eternity, and Community), Swarovski offered a loyalty gift to an SCS member who purchased all three crystal figurines in the series.  The loyalty gift for “Wonders of the Sea” was the Blue Tang Fish.  If the member purchased all three “Wonders of the Sea” clear figurines, the Blue Tang Fish was clear.  If the member purchased all three “Wonders of the Sea” colored figurines, the Blue Tang Fish was colored.  The loyalty gift for this series was never available for purchase;  it had to be earned.

The trilogy offered 2008 through 2010 was “Endangered Species”.  Swarovski SCS members who purchased all three in the series, Pandas, Gorillas, and Tiger, received a Standing Tiger Cub for their loyalty gift.  An identical Standing Tiger Cub was also available for purchase by SCS members for $180, but under a different part number / system number

I found out, albeit the hard way, that my local retailer would sometimes use my SCS number, and other times my husband’s SCS number.  I did not know this until I called Swarovski asking where my loyalty gift was.  I was told that neither number was used for all three years, so I was not eligible to receive the loyalty gift.  I wasn’t sure how that was my fault, nonetheless, no free gift.

These Swarovski loyalty gifts, the two Blue Tang Fish and Standing Tiger Cub, typically sell $125 – $175 on the secondary market or in the online auctions

On the company’s web site, in an exclusive area containing Swarovski news, it is mentioned that there will be a loyalty gift in 2013 for SCS members who purchase annual editions in 2011, 2012, and 2013.  It appears to be a secret at this time…..no clue if it will be complimentary to the annual editions for the three years, or a completely different figurine.  So, knowing that Swarovski is continuing the tradition they began in 2007, make sure that you confirm your SCS number is being used when you make your Swarovski crystal Annual Edition purchase.

Aug 222011
 

Swarovski has announced to its SCS members that beginning August 29, residents of 23 select countries will have the opportunity to purchase “Swarovski Christmas Set”, an online limited edition.

Swarovski Christmas Set, Online Limited Edition

Swarovski Christmas Set, Online Limited Edition

So you are wondering what is in the Swarovski Christmas Set?  It consists of the

What is not mentioned in the announcement is the price for the Online Limited Edition, only that there is a ‘considerable savings’.

By now, Swarovski crystal fanatics may have already purchased the 2011 Christmas Ornament, so they might not be interested in a complete set.

It is also worth mentioning that for several weeks now, the 2011 Christmas Ornament has NOT been available for purchase at the Swarovski web site (at least for USA residents).  The Swarovski Christmas Set is also NOT available for purchase at the Swarovski web site.  Speculation is that they are SOLD OUT from the manufacturer.   So if this is the case, you may find this to be great news that you have opportunity to still get the ornament if you’re willing to purchase the set, which also includes the little star and stand accessories.

Also, the Swarovski 2011 Ornament is available at the Crystal Exchange America web site: www.CrystalExchange.com .  Simply look in the “Christmas and Ornaments” category to find the 2011 Swarovski Ornament as well as Swarovski ornaments from prior years!

The Kristall Buzz is always an exceptional source of reliable information on Swarovski figurines and collectibles.  Catch the buzz….check back frequently for the latest in Swarovski News.

Aug 212011
 

The Swarovski Bald Eagle (Numbered Limited Edition in 2011) is a spectacular statuette by Heinz Tabertshofer .  These Bald Eagle figurines have a unique number engraved on the crystal base, and a matching special Swarovski Certificate stating the edition number.  The Swarovski Bald Eagle exceeds 11″ in height.  Its accessories include gloves, brochure, and a locking blue storage case.

Swarovski Bald Eagle, NLE 2011

Swarovski Bald Eagle

This crystal Bald Eagle is a Swarovski NLE, limited to 10,000 units.  It was initially available to SCS members only, but beginning in July, 2011, any Swarovski collector can purchase it in a store or online at the Swarovski site.

The Swarovski Bald Eagle has come with some criticism by Swarovski crystal fanatics.  Many are not sure that they like the colored figurines.  And some are quite skeptical since the last couple of NLEs were not near-immediate sell-outs, instead taking nearly a year to close out inventory (some speculate that they never sold out).  At the MSRP of $3800, my opinion is that you should REALLY like it before making the purchase.

Other SCS Number Limited Edition figurines include:

  • Swarovski Eagle, NLE 1995
  • Swarovski Peacock, NLE 1998
  • Swarovski Wild Horses, NLE 2001
  • Swarovski Bull, NLE 2004
  • Swarovski Elephant, NLE 2006
  • Swarovski Rhinoceros, NLE 2008

If you are wanting to add the Swarovski Bald Eagle to your crystal collection, go to CrystalExchange.com and view the  category Collector Society / SCS, then sub-category Annual and Limited Editions.  The Bald Eagles on the Crystal Exchange America web site are priced under the MSRP of $3800.

Aug 202011
 

About a week ago, I discovered another limited edition Swarovski – Steiff  Bear that will be on the shelves this fall.  This limited edition teddy bear is the Swarovski Steiff Bear ‘Candy’.

From the description I found, Swarovski Steiff Candy is a pale green mohair teddy bear. Also called the “Sparkle Teddy Bear”, Candy’s pendant necklace is the Swarovski Candy Cane ornament. Steiff Bear Candy is a Limited Edition Bear with a maximum production of 1500 units. The Steiff USA web site and some stores in North America are accepting pre-orders for this fuzzy teddy bear. The suggested retail price on the Steiff Swarovski Candy bear is $260.

2011 Limited Edition Stieff Bear with Swarovski Candy Cane Pendant

Swarovski Steiff Limited Edition Bear Candy

Other 2011 introductions for Limited Edition Swarovski Steiff Bears include:

  • Steiff Sapphire – Limited Edition.
    • Swarovski feature decoration: “Sparkling choker and paws made from Swarovski Elements”
    • Color: Sapphire Blue
    • Identification Number: 036 934
    • Limited Edition of 2000
    • Sold out in the USA (as of 8/2011)
    • Kristall Buzz article on Swarovski Steiff Sapphire Bear
  • Steiff Krystina – Limited Edition.
    • Swarovski feature decoration: Sparkling heart choker made from Swarovski Elements
    • Color: Black
    • Identification Number: 663 741
    • Limited Edition for purchase during 2011
    • Available for purchase (as of 8/2011) from the Danbury Mint UK site
    • Kristall Buzz article on Swarovski Steiff Krystina Bear

Check out the Crystal Exchange America web site www.CrystalExchange.com if you are interested to purchase any Swarovski Steiff Bear figurines that are retired. Simply use the search bar and type in “Steiff” for current availability and pricing!

Aug 192011
 

Some of the older crystal figurines by Swarovski were produced in the Trimlite product line.  The Swarovski Trimlite product line existed in the 1980’s.  These figurines were usually on the smaller side (under 4″) and included significant gold metal accents.  IF there was any type of Swarovski logo on them, it was the Trimlite “T”, and it was stamped into the metal.

One of the Swarovski Trimlite groups was the “Crystal Champions”.  There were six athlete (some leisure athletes!) crystal figurines in the Crystal Champions.

Swarovski Trimlite Crystal Champions

Swarovski Trimlite Crystal Champions

  1. Trimlite Baseball Player – 52729.  The Baseball Player was produced from 1984 to 1988 and originally retailed for $50.
  2. Trimlite Fisherman – 52730.  The Fisherman was produced from 1985 to 1988 and originally retailed for $50.
  3. Trimlite Golfer –  52727. The Golfer was produced from 1984 to 1988 and originally retailed for $50.
  4. Trimlite Basketball Player – 52725. The Basketball Player was produced from 1984 to 1988 and originally retailed for $50.
  5. Trimlite Skier – 52726. The Skier was produced from 1985 to 1988 and originally retailed for $50.
  6. Trimlite Hockey Player – 52728. The Hockey Player was produced from 1984 to 1988 and originally retailed for $50.

As I mentioned in a previous Trimlite article, the production quality of crystal figurines has vastly changed in the past 3 decades.  It is not unusual to see rough edges or other imperfections on the older crystal because that was likely acceptable standards at the time.  Many serious crystal collectors will not accept damaged crystal figurines, but should be mindful that one considered ‘mint’ at that time will not likely as pure as figures that are produced and sold present day.  And, due to the age of the Trimlite figurines, the gold metal finish has possibly dulled, tarnished, or even chipped off.  Collectors should keep these things in mind when setting their own personal standards of acceptability into their own crystal collection;  do not require quality standards higher than what Swarovski themselves expected in the 1980’s.

Crystal Exchange America presently has 3 of the 6 Trimlite Crystal Champions figurines offered on their site at www.CrystalExchange.com, ranging in price $215 – $325. They can be found in “Vintage Swarovski” category, “Trimlite and Zales” sub-category of the store.

Aug 162011
 

Today I received a product brochure from an authorized Swarovski retailer.  Among the many offerings in it, I noticed the Swarovski Crystalline Ballpoint Pink Hope Pearl Pen for Breast Cancer Awareness.  In the pen description, it states that a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Lilly Ross Breast Cancer Foundation.  The Swarovski system number for this pen is 1079443 and the retail price is $30.  It was originally launched in during Breast Cancer Awareness month (October), 2010.  If you are interested to purchase the Swarovski Breast Cancer Awareness Pen, check out the Crystal Classics web site for availability on this pen.

Our favorite crystal brand presently has 19 different Swarovski ballpoint pens available in the online shoppe.  They also have 5 different Swarovski USB pen issues available.  The Swarovski Pen collection can be viewed in the ‘Stationery’ category of Swarovski’s site.

Among them are some specialty offerings:

Yet another limited edition Swarovski pen was produced in April, 2011 to commemorate the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton.  With only 2000 produced, it was only available in select retail stores in the UK. We have an article here on the Kristall Buzz about the Swarovski Royal Wedding Pen  The Swarovski Limited Edition Royal Wedding Pen is available at the Crystal Exchange America web site:  www.CrystalExchange.com

Aug 132011
 

The Swarovski brand has employed over 60 designers for their famous crystal figurines.  Of course there are talented people who contribute to these incredible crystal creations, but for the most part, only one person is credited for the bulk of the figurines.

Swarovski Designer Dominic Schöpf

Dominic Schöpf

Dominic Schöpf  joined the Swarovski design team in 2005.  He believes “inspiration can be found everywhere” and accordingly, loves to walk enjoying nature, and visiting animals at the zoo.

Dominic Schöpf has been credited with seven Swarovski crystal figurines which are found in the Silver Crystal, Lovlots, and Crystal Paradadise product lines. The list of designs below is ordered by launch date includes the Swarovski product name, the system number, and launch year.  All these designs are still current and can be found in the online Swarovski shoppe.

Of all the Dominic Schöpf figurines, I like the Swarovski French Angelfish (pictured above) the best. I think the contrast of black and gold on the tropical fish is attractive. Terrific creations Dominic…what designs might we see on the horizon?

Aug 112011
 

It has been about 6 weeks since Swarovski added the new Hello Kitty merchandise in the online shoppe.  Several days ago, I found an official Swarovski Hello Kitty video on YouTube.

In the short video, the model shows off mostly the Swarovski jewelry offerings.  Most of the Hello Kitty jewelry  in the Swarovski shoppe is in the price range of $70 – $160.  In the video, the model also poses with the Swarovski Hello Kitty Bag that retails for $650.

The video does not give much time to the crystal figurines, as only one of them is shown, and that is at the very end.  The crystal giant is selling 3 different Swarovski Hello Kitty figurines, all which retail just over $200 each.

So if you are a crystal fanatic or Hello Kitty fanatic, you’ll want to check out the Hello Kitty of the Swarovski web site for their newest product line offerings!