So now, with less than 24 hours til 2012, many Swarovski fanatics have already heard that the 2012 SCS Annual Edition is going to be a Whale named Paikea. For those that did not know, here are the details about Swarovski Paikea from the Swarovski online shoppe.
The Swarovski 2012 annual edition is a crystal whale that measures 4 3/4 x 6 3/8 inches. The Swarovski system number is 1095228. The MSRP of the Swarovski 2012 Humpback Whale is $530. Swarovski Paikea is made of shadow crystal with crystal moonlight fins. The whale is leaping over a wave and includes a title plaque, which is in the shape of a wave. The designer of Paikea the humpback whale is Stefanie Nederegger.
Swarovski has begun providing personalities and naming the annual editions….Siku the Polar Bear (siku from ‘ice’). And now Paikea (meaning tame whale), which also has an interesting origin. This one is a bit longer more difficult to pronounce (PY keh ah).
Here are links to a few pictures posted on the internet and the Swarovski 2012 Whale on ebay
The Swarovski SCS Paikea Whale appears very powerful in this 2012 annual edition representation. A Swarovski SCS Young Whale, also designed by Stefanie Nederegger, is available to members as an optional purchase. The system # for the Swarovski Young Whale is 1096741 and it has an MSRP of $180.
Swarovski previously produced a whale as an SCS figurine. The former Swarovski SCS Whales was available in 1992. This crystal figurine was a mother and baby whale atop an ocean wave. This SCS whale was designed by Michael Stamey and was a part of the ‘Mother and Child’ trilogy. Retailing for $265, this Swarovski crystal figurine generally sells in the range of $350 – $400 at present day.
Here’s looking forward to a happy, safe, and healthy new year. I’m looking forward to getting the Swarovski Paikea for my Swarovski collection!
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