Aug 042012

Last week I posted about the 2012 Releases in the Swarovski Hello Kitty product line.  In the post, I included size information taken directly from the crystal brand’s own web site, but included my own questions about the accuracy of the Hello Kitty dimensions as the price seemed incredibly low for such big crystal figurines.

It is a great compliment to know that Swarovski does read our blog!  A few days after the blog article posted, I received an email from Swarovski with the correct size dimensions for each of the 2012 Swarovski Hello Kitty releases:

2012 Introductions for the Swarovski Hello Kitty Product Line

2012 Swarovski Hello Kitty Figurines

The email did not state when the web site would be updated with correct dimensions, so make a mental note of these sizes before placing your final order at the Swarovski Shoppe to avoid size-disappointment.

All Hello Kitty Swarovski fanatics can head on over to the Swarovski site for more information about the figurines and place their orders!

Aug 022012

As Swarovski SCS membership was growing globally, the need for the multi-lingual Swarovski certificate for the Swarovski Turtledoves was now a serious requirement.  The Swarovski Turtledoves certificate was most like the accordion-style Woodpeckers, but with 2 additional languages.

Swarovski Amour Turtledoves Certificate, 1989

Swarovski Turtledoves Certificate for the 1989 Amour Turtledoves

The genuine Swarovski Turtledoves Certificate  is a multi-folding pamphlet with the certificate wording in the languages of:  English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Flemish and Dutch.

The Swarovski – assigned reference number is positioned on the very back of the certificate in a tiny print..  The Swarovski Turtledoves certificate is DO4M882.  The Turtledoves  ‘Amour’ Certificate can also be found using the reference # DO1X891C, which was initially employed in the Warner’s Blue Ribbon Books on Swarovski catalog.

The Swarovski Turtledoves COA was originally in a square white envelope when it was packaged with the crystal figurine.  This original envelope is tissue-lined, and has the familiar Swarovski Swan logo on it and below that the letters SCS on the front side.

A special thanks to Jane Warner, co-author to Warner’s Blue Ribbon Books on Swarovski for consulting on the Swarovski Turtledoves Certificate article.

Regarding availability and replacement value, the SCS Swarovski Turtledoves Certificate is not readily available.  At Crystal Exchange America, the last completed sales were in the neighborhood of $50 – $125, but that was in 2008 through 2011.  It is almost always wisest to purchase the Swarovski SCS AE figurine complete with box and certificate, as locating replacement packaging or COA documentation may be easier concept than accomplished idea.

Aug 012012

The final Swarovski SCS crystal figurine in the “Caring and Sharing” series was the Swarovski ‘Amour’ Turtledoves.    The Turtledoves figurine was a lovely cherished collectible illustrating the companionship between the two birds.  The Swarovski Turtledoves Box, or in this case, the Swarovski cylinder, is key to securely house the crystal figurine while it is not being displayed.

Swarovski SCS Turtledoves Box for the 1989 SCS AE

1989 Swarovski SCS Turtledoves Box

The Amour Turtledoves container measures about 7 5/8” in height and 7 ¼” in diameter.  The Swarovski Turtledoves cylinder is mostly white in color, with silver-gray end caps.  On the Turtledoves cylinder box, collectors can see ‘Annual Edition 1989 “Amour” – the Turtledoves’ in English and in 5 other languages in the grayish stripe on the cylinder. The Swarovski – assigned reference number can be found near the bottom edge in very small letters.  The Swarovski Turtledoves Box reference number is DO3MM882. The Turtledoves Box can also be found using another reference # DO1X891B, which was firstly found in the Warner’s Blue Ribbon Books on Swarovski Catalogue.

The foam was specially formed to securely transport and store the treasured SCS crystal figurine with its certificate.  The Turtledoves foam contains a special slit for holding certificate.

A special thanks to Swarovski expert Jane Warner, co-author to Warner’s Blue Ribbon Books on Swarovski for consulting on the Swarovski Dolphins Box article.

Regarding availability and replacement value, the Swarovski Turtledoves Box is not easily found at this point in time.  The last one that sold was over 5 years ago, and those prices are too out of date to even mention.  However, Crystal Exchange America does have listing for the box and certificate set that can be purchased for $375 if there is a true need for original packaging and documentation.