Feb 072012
 

Yesterday I wrote about all the new 2012 Swarovski Crystal Hearts as well as the Swarovski SCS Heart figurines produced in the 1990’s.

Swarovski still has many other heart designs if none of these seemed quite right for your special someone.

From 2004 – 2008, the crystal brand produced Limited Edition Swarovski Heart Ornaments.  These limited edition ornaments were annual editions and were laser etched with the production year and were hung by a ribbon.

Also, during the near same time frame of 2004 – 2007, Swarovski utilized the heart design for promotional collectibles for SCS members celebrating Swarovski AE figurines at Swarovski store events.  These Swarovski Hearts include:

Swarovski Hearts for Special Swarovski Events

Swarovski Crystal Hearts

  1. Swarovski Yellow Heart, celebrating Anna, the Swarovski SCS figurine in 2004.  It is decorated with Anna’s ballet shoes and the year 2004.
  2. Swarovski Topaz Heart, celebrating Harmony, the Swarovski SCS figurine in 2005.  It is decorated with a starfish and the year 2005.
  3. Swarovski Blue Heart, celebrating Eternity, the Swarovski SCS figurine in 2006. It is decorated with a shell and the year 2006.
  4. Swarovski Clear Heart, celebrating Community, the Swarovski SCS figurine in 2007.  It is decorated with a spiral shell and the year 2007.

These promotional hearts are all about 1.5” in height and retailed in the $45 – $50 price range at the time they were offered.  They have flat surface areas featuring the small etching related to its corresponding annual edition theme.  These Swarovski event hearts are a bit more difficult to find, but are still generally reasonably priced at less than $100 each.

One of these Swarovski crystal heart figurines may be just what you were looking for to give your special someone during your Valentine’s Day dinner!

Feb 062012
 

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and you may be searching for that ideal gift for that special someone in your life.  Well, if that special someone is among the community of Swarovski fanatics, a Swarovski heart may be a gift to consider purchasing.

If your special someone is a seasoned Swarovski collector, you’ll want to check out the newest Swarovski heart releases to ensure that the heart gift is not already in his/her crystal collection.  Swarovski has created 4 new hearts for 2012:

Swarovski Love Hearts - 2012 Crystal Introductions

Swarovski Crystal Love Hearts

  1. Swarovski  Love Heart, Kakadu Red, large – 1096730.  This crystal heart is about 2.5” high and retails for $165 in the online shoppe.  Despite the colorful description, the heart in the picture on the Swarovski site appears to be pink on the left side, and mauve on the right side.
  2. Swarovski Love Heart, Light Siam, medium – 1096728.  This Swarovski heart is about 1.75” high and has a price tag of $95 on the online shoppe.  According to the image on the crystal brand’s site, the left side appears pink and the right side appears red.
  3. Swarovski Love Heart, Light Siam, small – 1096727.  It measures 1″ high (but is indicated on the Swarovski shoppe with a height of 2”) and it costs only $48.  This Swarovski heart is all red, but divided in half, which slightly different shades on the left and right sides.
  4. Swarovski Love Heart, Crystal Silver Shade, medium – 1096729.  This Swarovski crystal heart is not pink or red;  instead the left side is clear and the right side more of a light grey (Swarovski calls it silver shade).  Then there are about 10 hearts laser engraved on the crystal heart figurine.  This special heart retails for $95 in the Swarovski shoppe.

If your special someone is a new Swarovski crystal collector, you may want to consider the retired Swarovski heart figurines that were available exclusively to Swarovski SCS members in the 1990’s.  These Swarovski hearts are a single crystal stone and have a constant color throughout.

Swarovski Red, Blue, and Clear Crystal Hearts

Swarovski SCS Hearts

  1. Swarovski SCS Heart, Clear – 199 130.  This Swarovski SCS Heart is clear in color and is just over 1.5” in height.  It was not available for purchase, but was a gift to SCS members in 1996.  The clear heart may be found with or without the Swarovski Swan logo.  It can generally be purchased for $45 – $75 on the Crystal Exchange America website.
  2. Swarovski SCS Heart, Blue – 210 899.  This Swarovski SCS Heart is blue in color and is just over 1.5” in height.   It was not available for purchase, but was a gift to SCS members in 1997.  The blue heart features the Swarovski Swan logo.  It can generally be purchased for $55 – $75 on the Crystal Exchange America website.
  3. Swarovski SCS Heart, Red – 215 371.  This Swarovski SCS Heart is red in color and is just over 1.5” in height.   It was not available for purchase, but was a gift to SCS members in 1998.  The red heart features the Swarovski Swan logo.  It can generally be purchased for $40 – $60 on the Crystal Exchange America website.

No matter which Swarovski heart catches your eye, or more importantly, you think will catch the eye of your loved one(s), be sure to get your order in soon to allow for a successful delivery!

Feb 132011
 

When Swarovski crystal collectors mention Swarovski AE Ornaments, we almost immediately think of Christmas ornaments, the Swarovski Star Ornaments and the Swarovski Snowflake Ornaments.  However, these are not the only AE (Annual Edition) ornaments done by Swarovski.

The crystal brand also made Swarovski Crystal AE Heart Ornaments from 2004 – 2008.
  • Swarovski AE 2004 Heart Ornament – This crystal heart is a clear heart with a red heart in the center.  The clear heart is laser etched with 2004.
  • Swarovski AE 2005 Heart Ornament – This crystal heart is opposite of the 2004 ornament.  It is a read heart with a clear heart in the center.  The red heart is laser etched with 2005.
  • Swarovski AE 2006 Heart Ornament – This crystal heart is clear (like the 2004 heart), but it has a pink heart in the center.  The clear heart is laser etched with 2006.
  • Swarovski AE 2007 Heart Ornament – This crystal heart is much different than those from 2004 – 2006.  It is a peach-colored heart and it laser etched with 2007.  This Swarovski AE heart was used on the Swarovski Steiff Bear ‘Jewels’ in 2007.
  • Swarovski AE 2008 Heart Ornament – This crystal heart is rosaline (pink) with a beaded loop below the heart.  It is laser etched with 2008.
Swarovski AE Heart Ornament from 2005

I found the retired Swarovski Heart Ornaments 2005 – 2008 on ebay for Swarovski collectors looking for them.   There is no implied endorsement on any of the sellers, the link is for quick access to the items.

Crystal Exchange America has the retired 2004 AE Heart Swarovski Ornaments on their web site.  It is listed in the ‘Christmas & Ornaments’ category of the store.  Happy Valentine’s Day to Swarovski fanatics around the world!