Sep 082011

The Swarovski crystal company produced some very exotic and colorful birds which are a part of the Crystal Paradise theme group.  These four Swarovski Birds range in height of 7.5 – 11.5 inches in height and are affixed to a natural-colored wooden pedestal.  All the birds in the Crystal Paradise group all retailed for $950 when brand new at the Swarovski stores.

Swarovski Crystal Paradise Birds

left to right, Toucan, Green Rosella, Cockatoo & Macaw

Swarovski Toucan  – 9600 000 042 / 850 600.  This Swarovski bird was produced 2006 through 2009.  The Swarovski artist of this figurine was Roland Schuster.  Many collectors refer to it as the Black Diamond Toucan since the crystal brand also made two other Swarovski toucan figurines: the Up in the Trees toucan 1989 – 1992 and a toucan with a colored beak 1999 – 2009.  The Black Diamond Toucan is primarily a translucent black color, highlighted with a red tip on the end of its long beak

Swarovski Green Rosella – 9600 000 085 / 901 601.  This Swarovski bird was produced 2007 through 2010.  Heinz Tabertshofer was the Swarovski designer of this figurine, the only Crystal Paradise bird by him.  The Green Rosella is mostly yellow, with blue tips on the tail and wings.

Swarovski Cockatoo  – 9600 000 020 / 718 565. This Swarovski bird was produced 2001 through 2004.  The Swarovski designer was Roland Schuster.  It is a pretty pink cockatoo with a red, yellow, and white plume.  The crystal brand also made a much smaller clear Swarovski cockatoo 2001 – 2006.

Swarovski Macaw – 9600 000 011 / 685 824.  This Swarovski bird was launched in 2005 and while it is listed as a 2011 retirement, it is no longer available for purchase in the Swarovski shoppe online.  Roland Schuster was the Swarovski artist credited with this design.  The macaw is a beautiful bluish green with other colored accents.

Our favorite crystal brand also produced the Swarovski Thimbles which were frosted birds perched on clear thimble-type bases.  The birds on the thimbles include: Eagle, Cockatoo, Owl, Parrot, and Toucan.

So why write about the Swarovski Crystal Paradise Birds now?  Well these birds are quite expensive, and quite large.  Some display cases are not even capable of displaying them due to the height of the crystal figurines, so collectors may shy away from them.  However, in the past 2 months, we have seen a jump in sales of them….especially in the Swarovski Black Diamond Toucan.  Swarovski crystal collectors are reporting that the toucan is particularly hard to find.

If you are bird fanatics or crystal fanatics and have only a partial set of these big birds, but wish to have an entire set, you may wish to complete your collection soon before the rest of them become hard to find.  At the Crystal Exchange America web site: , all these Swarovski birds can be found in the ‘Birds’ category of the store.

Swarovski crystal figurines are available at Crystal Exchange America, a professional brokerage service of 15 years, dedicated to helping Swarovski collectors buy and sell retired Swarovski crystal figurines, ornaments, and collectibles.

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