The first trilogy created exclusively for Swarovski SCS members was the ‘Caring and Sharing’ trilogy. The series of 3 figurines consisted of the Swarovski Lovebirds, Swarovski Woodpeckers, and Swarovski Turtledoves. These figurines were available for a single year only, the Lovebirds in 1987, the Woodpeckers in 1988, and the Turtledoves in 1989.
It was not until 4 years later, in 1993 that the crystal giant created the Swarovski Caring and Sharing Plaque. Why the 4-year delay? Let’s jump forward a bit! Following the Caring and Sharing crystal figurines, Swarovski created the ‘Mother and Child’ series. The Mother and Child trilogy consisted of the Swarovski Dolphins in 1990, Swarovski Seals in 1991, and Swarovski Whales in 1992. Upon completion of that series, the Mother and Child Plaque was created, which would have been 1993. Once SCS members purchased this trilogy and plaque, collectors insisted on a matching crystal plaque for the ‘Caring and Sharing’ trilogy. (Swarovski also used the same blank component for the Inspiration Africa series 1993 – 1995 as well as the Fabulous Creatures series 1996 – 1998.)
The Swarovski Caring and Sharing Plaque is approximately 2.75” long and 1” high. The plaque is smooth on the front side, and the back side comes to a point to allow it to stand independently on an angle. The front side has a white Swarovski swan along with text in white. The text says:
S C S
“ Caring and Sharing “
The Swarovski Caring and Sharing Plaque was available in four different languages. This list includes the language, followed by the Swarovski system # for the plaque:
- Caring and Sharing Plaque – English, 002 804
- Caring and Sharing Plaque – French, 002 805
- Caring and Sharing Plaque – German, 002 803
- Caring and Sharing Plaque – Italian, 002 807
The Caring and Sharing Plaque (with no reference to language) is known by SCPCSNR1 in the popular Swarovski book Warner’s Blue Ribbon Books on Swarovski.
The Swarovski Caring and Sharing plaque originally retailed for just $28. It was packaged in a white cylinder. Today, this plaque generally sells $140 – $250 on the secondary market. If you have the Caring and Sharing series and desire to have the plaque to display with your crystal figurines, the plaque can be found at the Crystal Exchange America web site in the SCS category, sub-category Plaques and Stands.