2013 has already welcomed a plethora of new product on the crystal giant’s own web site. However, crystal collectors appreciate it more when the new figurines are limited edition designs. One such new product is the Swarovski Limited Edition Kris Bear.
This Swarovski Kris Bear was created to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Kris Bear figurine. This new figurine is about 1.5″ tall and retails for $100. Swarovski identifies it with system #1143456. They provide credit for the design to Keiko Arai. Kris Bear sports a special pink heart necklace and the bear has “2013” engraved on the foot.
It is hard to believe that the original Swarovski Kris Bear figurine was introduced that long ago (1993)! In the 1990’s, the crystal brand was not quick to add Kris Bears to the Silver Crystal product line with only 1 to 3 figures every other year:
- 1995: Swarovski Kris Bear on Skates
- 1997: Swarovski Kris Bear Clock
- 1997: Swarovski Kris Bear with Honey Pot
- 1997: Swarovski Picture Frame with Kris Bear
- 1999: Swarovski Celebration Kris Bear
- 1999: Swarovski Kris Bear with Skis (2 different variations)
The next 40 Kris Bear figurines were launched 2005 to present day. In 2008, Swarovski began incorporating Kris Bear into Christmas ornaments, promoting annual edition Kris Bear Ornaments. (As of 2012, Swarovski continues this trend.) Other Swarovski Limited Edition Kris Bears include: Santa Kris Bear in 2006 and Halloween Kris Bear in 2011. And we could probably go on and on with all the different ones!
So, if you like the Lovlots Kris Bear figurines, you will want to check out the new Limited Edition Swarovski Kris Bear on the crystal brand’s web site, as well as the other two new ones just launched this month:
In 2012, Swarovski moved the Kris Bear family of figurines into the Swarovski Lovlots group. If you are looking for any of the retired or discontinued Kris Bear Figurines, look at the Crystal Exchange America site in the Lovlots and Zodiac category of the store. Kris Bear Ornaments can be found in the Christmas & Ornaments category of the store.