Feb 022011
 

I found a new Swarovski Crystal Video a few days ago.  It is a video with LOTS of Swarovski Nirvana rings falling, falling, until they bounce off a shiny black surface.

Below the video, Swarovski asks: What do you get when you set Swarovski’s iconic Nirvana Ring against a backdrop of beautiful melody and blissful visuals? Swarovski answers: Paradise on earth!
In the Swarovski video, I noticed clear Nirvana rings, black Nirvana rings, and blue Nirvana rings.  I started searching out the Swarovski Nirvana rings, and was I ever surprised at all the different colors I found them in:
  • Swarovski Nirvana Clear (Swarovski web site)
  • Swarovski Nirvana Tanzanite (light purple) (Swarovski web site)
  • Swarovski Nirvana Flash Blue Glitter (Swarovski web site)
  • Swarovski Nirvana Flash Blue (Swarovski web site)
  • Swarovski Nirvana Jet (black) (Swarovski web site)
  • Swarovski Nirvana Ring Emerald (green) (Swarovski web site)
  • Swarovski Nirvana Yellow Flash (Amazon web site)
  • Swarovski Nirvana Flash Lavender (Amazon web site)
  • Swarovski Nirvana Ring Flash Lavender Glitter (Swarovski web site)
  • Swarovski Nirvana Pink Flash (Amazon web site)
  • Swarovski Nirvana White Flash (Amazon web site)
It appears that the Nirvana rings are available in a lot more colors than I ever realized.  The rings range in price from $170 – $190 depending on the color and source.  Enjoy the video clip! If you are are considering to purchase the Nirvana ring, you should have plenty of colors to select from!



Jan 142011
 

This evening I came across a Swarovski video on one of the company websites, http://www.swarovski.tv/.   Excited to have found it, I quickly started watching it.

Straight to the point, I felt the Swarovski video was confusing.  I read on the Swarovski site what the video is supposed to represent, their 115 year heritage, but I simply didn’t get it.

I did find a web site that goes more into depth about the storyline of the video.  Being “artisitically challenged” about the spot, I was pleased to find it broken down into something more understandable at Luxury Daily.

While I did find a number of positive comments on the internet, I still don’t care for the video.  I hope that if Swarovski does more videos, that they are light, bright, sparkly, happy, and that the plot/theme is more clear.



Jan 042011
 

This morning I found the Swarovski Crystal SCS Polar Bear Video on the Swarovski web site:

Swarovski SCS Polar Bear Video (opens in a new window)

The Swarovski 2011 Annual Edition SCS Polar Bear Siku and Polar Bear Cubs were designed by Anton Hirzinger.  The video on the Swarovski web site is awesome.  It opens with a beautiful view of the Artic region where polar bears live. As a polar bear stroll by in the snow in the tundra, his breath is visible and revels the frigid temperature in the air.  The video continues emphasizing the SCS Annual Edition Siku, the companion SCS Polar Bear cubs, and the Swarovski designer doing some sketching.

Also highlighted in the video are the SCS accessories for this year 2011:  SCS Arctic Flower Pendant, the SCS Artic Flower Ornament (which is the member gift), and the SCS Ballpoint Pen.  (The SCS Arctic Pierced Earrings were not shown in the video.)

For 2011, the SCS title plaque for the Polar Bear Siku is included in the box.  A pair Swarovski gloves, a helpful accessory for the crystal figurine, is also integrated with the purchase.  As always, there is an official Swarovski Certificate for the Annual Edition crystal figurine.

I’m looking forward to the arrival of the Swarovski SCS Siku and Polar Bear Cubs into my Swarovski collection!



Dec 312010
 

2011 will arrive within minutes.  “Endangered Wildlife”, the final Swarovski SCS Club trilogy, will be concluded as we Swarovski crystal fanatics anxiously await the arrival of Swarovski 2011 SCS Polar Bear Siku to our displays.

The Swarovski 2010 Annual Edition was the Tiger.  The Swarovski Tiger retailed for $450.   Swarovski also offered separate tiger cubs to its Swarovski SCS members.  The Swarovski Standing Tiger Cub retailed for $180. The Swarovski Sitting Tiger Cub also retailed for $180.

The Swarovski 2010 Annual Edition Tiger, Standing Tiger Cub, and Sitting Tiger Cub were designed by Elisabeth Adamer.  The Swarovski video on youtube briefly shows the Swarovski designer and how she began he journey into the development of this Swarovski figurine for the Swarovski Crystal Society members.

Crystal Exchange America commonly has additional information about the 2010 Swarovski Tiger.

Since I like felines, both domestic and wild, I’m delighted with the design and that I have the 2010 SCS Tiger in my Swarovski crystal collection.

Happy New Year to all Kristall Buzz readers and Swarovski collectors!



Dec 312010
 

Since 2011 is only hours away, I thought this was a good time to rejoice and remember the final Swarovski trilogy, “Endangered Wildlife” and look forward to the new Swarovski 2011 SCS Polar Bear Siku.

The Swarovski Gorillas were the 2009 Annual Edition pair.  The 2009 Annual Edition was the Swarovski Gorillas.  The SCS Gorillas were packaged with a mother and young cub.  Swarovski also offered a separate cub to its Swarovski SCS members.  The gorilla set retailed for $475.  The separate gorilla cub retailed for $180.

Now, a year after the SCS Gorillas retired, it does seem that this Swarovski crystal annual edition is still popular with Swarovski collectors.  For transactions completed in December, 2010, the Swarovski Gorillas are closing at prices from $350 – $600.  The Swarovski Gorilla cub transactions were not plentiful and completed transactions were below original retail price.

The Swarovski 2009 Annual Edition Gorillas and Gorilla cub were designed by Anton Hirzinger.  The Swarovski video on youtube briefly shows the Swarovski designer and how he was inspired by gorillas in their natural setting.

Crystal Exchange America commonly has listings for the 2009 SCS Swarovski Gorillas.

I’m pleased that the SCS Gorillas from 2009 are a part of my Swarovski crystal collection.



Dec 312010
 

The Swarovski trilogy, “Endangered Wildlife”, is the final trilogy for Swarovski crystal SCS members.  With 2011 literally right around the corner, I thought this was a good time to celebrate the last series made and make ways for the new Swarovski SCS Polar Bear Siku.

The 2008 Annual Edition was the Swarovski Pandas.  The SCS Pandas were packaged with a mother and young cub.  Swarovski also offered a separate cub to its Swarovski SCS members.  The panda pair retailed for $450.  The separate panda cub retailed for $180.

Now, two years later, it does seem that this Swarovski crystal annual edition is selling for prices higher than original retail.  For transactions completed in December, 2010, the Swarovski Pandas are closing at prices from $650 – $800.  The Swarovski Panda cub transactions are completing in the price range of $225 – $275.  This is good news for Swarovski crystal fanatics who may have purchased duplicate sets of these crystal figurines.

The Swarovski SCS 2008 Annual Edition Pandas and Panda cub were designed by Heinz Tabertshofer.  Swarovski created a video, where I found it on youtube, that shows the Swarovski designer and how he was inspired by pandas in action.

Crystal Exchange America frequently has listings for the 2008 SCS Swarovski Pandas.

The Swarovski SCS Pandas from 2008 are annual editions that I am happy to have in my Swarovski crystal collection.



Dec 122010
 

I found the Swarovski Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting Video on YouTube yesterday.  Check it out this video with some event highlights and official tree lighting  if you missed it November 30 when it was live on tv.

This is a beautiful tree covered with brilliant lights and ornaments!

If you are looking for Swarovski Ornaments to hang on your Christmas tree, from 1991 – 2010, check out the Crystal Exchange America web site.  We have many years available!



Nov 302010
 

Just as if Swarovski read my last posting wanting to see the Hong Kong Christmas Tree light show….here it is!  Swarovski crystal fanatics….you’ve got to see this!

This is phenomenal!  The Swarovski Christmas Tree is synced to the lively music for an awesome holiday light display. I’m curious to know where the 200 2010 Swarovski Ornaments are placed.  And the 20 million Swarovski crystals…..it must certainly look like sparkling glitter.  Impressive job Swarovski!



Nov 302010
 

I am finding Swarovski’s presence in worldwide this year during the Christmas season.  Yesterday, I found this Swarovski Crystal video clip about the assembly of the Swarovski Hong Kong Christmas Tree.

This amazing tree structure is 30+ meters tall, decorated with 20,000,000+  Swarovski crystals, and 200 Swarovski Ornaments (2010 Annual Editions).

In the evening, several light shows are held daily from the end of November until early January that seemingly bring the Swarovski Christmas Tree to life.

More images and details of the Swarovski Christmas Tree in Hong Kong can be found at the Discover Hong Kong web site.

You can believe I’ll be on the lookout for videos of the Swarovski tree lighting as this will be the closest I’ll ever get to seeing it!



Nov 072010
 

Christmas trees are a holiday tradition for many in the USA. Swarovski offers crystal ornaments to display on or off the Christmas tree each year. Swarovski designs and produces a Swarovski Star Ornament / Swarovski Snowflake Ornament, and a variety of other ornaments including angels, candy canes, stocking, Santa hats, and more.

The celebrated Swarovski Christmas tree will again be on display featuring lovely, sparkling Swarovski ornaments.  In the USA, the stunning Swarovski tree can be found at Rockefeller Center in New York, New York. The grand Swarovski Star will be raised on November 18, 2010. The Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held November 30, 2010.

Swarovski has created the top star on the Rockefeller Center tree since 2004.  The first lit Swarovski ornament star was in 2009. This video clip shows the 2009 star.

So …Swarovski crystal fanatics, save the date for this beautiful event!  I envy all Swarovski collectors who are lucky enought to be there!



Nov 022010
 

Swarovski collectors often ask me about the best way to clean their Swarovski Crystal.

I point them to the Swarovski Cleaning page of the RetiredSwarovski.com web site.  There is also a Swarovski Cleaning and Caring video on the Swarovski web site that collectors may find useful.

I hope that this little tidbit helps to keep everyone’s Swarovski Crystal in sparkling condition!



Oct 302010
 

This video clip on YouTube, posted by Swarovski, features the 2009 Swarovski Lovlots theme House of Cats. Among these cute felines, the cat friends are: Camille, Diane, Emily, Ines, Pierre & Marie, and Limited Edition Theo.



Oct 292010
 

This Swarovski video on YouTube is the features the following Swarovski Lovlots: Gang of Dogs.

  • Peppino (Basset Hound)
  • Salvatore (Great Dane)
  • Tomaso (Bulldog)
  • Tomasino (Bulldog)
  • Violetta, Limited Edition (Poodle)



Oct 292010
 

This video clip, posted by Swarovski, is called the Love Loop.  Isn’t the Swarovski Lovlots video cute?!