Swarovski recently released the list of crystal figurines that will retire in the first half of 2012. Over 40 Swarovski figurines are slated to be officially discontinued beginning January through June of this year. With this Swarovski news, the popular website, RetiredSwarovski.com has now posted the complete list in the Swarovski Retiring Soon section of the web site. This page of the web site includes links to the crystal figurines in the Swarovski shoppe to make shopping easy for collectors.
Some of the retirements are no longer available from the online shoppe.
I was surprised to see many of the Swarovski Lovlots Circus figurines in the list, as they only launched about 1 year ago.
Some of the longest running Swarovski figurines on the list that will no longer be produced includes:
- Swarovski Squirrel, introduced in 1985
- Swarovski Beagle, introduced in 1990
- Swarovski Baby Elephant, introduced in 1995
- Swarovski Ladybird, introduced in 1995
A couple of the Swarovski figurines retiring have colored versions that are replacing them. This seems to be a new way to re-introduce figurines. Kristall Buzz featured an article about this trend on Swarovski Clear Crystal Figurines in February, 2011.
- Swarovski Mandarin Ducks – Clear: 2006 through 2012; Topaz: introduced in 2010 and still current in 2012.
- Swarovski Tortoises, Baby (Set of 2) – Clear: 1998 through 2012; Golden Shadow: introduced in 2012.
If any of the 2012 retirements are on your wish list, get them before they become too hard to find, and a premium price must be paid to obtain them! CrystalExhange.com has a huge list of retired Swarovski figurines, so crystal collectors should check out this site if the desired figurine is no longer available on-line or in stores.
Angie / Crystal Exchange America
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