On November 18, 2011, Swarovski Canada and the Toronto Eaton Centre hosted a kick off celebration unveiling the Swarovski Crystal Wish Tree in support of the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada. This is the sixth year of the collaboration and Swarovski has donated approximately $100,000 each year to the foundation granting wishes to children and families across Canada.
The crystal giant has a special limited edition Swarovski ornament produced each year for the celebration. The 2010 ornament resembles the Swarovski Samantha Snowflake Ornament (which retired in 2008) with a special inscription applied to the front side. The Swarovski Crystal ornament is just over 1.5″ in height. It comes in the Swarovski blue box, with generic Swarovski certificate, and another card indicating that it is a limited edition figurine. The part number for the ornament is 9400 000 074 (same as Samantha Snowflake) and the system # for the ornament is 1094095 (different from Samantha Snowflake). Only 1200 of the commemorative ornament were produced. These Swarovski crystal ornaments are available at Swarovski gallery stores across Canada and retails for $55, with all proceeds going toward the Children’s Wish Foundation.
I was able to locate information for some of the previous Children’s Wish Swarovski Ornaments:
2007 – limited to 1200. This one is like the Swarovski Twinkling Stars ornament that retired in 2007.
2009 – limited to 1100. This one is like the Swarovski Little Snowflake ornament that retired in 2008.
Swarovski is now its second round of online weekend events. This weekend’s Swarovski Limited Edition feature is the Laser Pendant and Earring set. Just as the first weekend, this feature set is limited to a quantity of 500. The Swarovski Laser set is available online beginning Friday November 26 and ends when stocks are depleted or in the evening of Sunday November 30, whichever comes first.
Based on the images and information found at the Swarovski web site, I believe that the necklace and earrings are made of a silver-tone metal and each contains a single clear Swarovski stone. While not stated in the product description, the earrings are for pierced ears. I don’t know if it is possible to purchase this Swarovski Limited Editionwith clip style earrings from Swarovski’s standard product line or not.
This beautiful Swarovski Limited Edition Laser Pendant and Earring Set has a price tag of $100. The Swarovski System Number is 1083010. Standard shipping is free to USA residents (since the price exceeds the minimum order of $95 to obtain free shipping).
Crystal Exchange America does have a selection of retired Swarovski necklaces, Swarovski earrings, Swarovski bracelets, Swarovski pins, and Swarovski brooches. Swarovski jewelry has a much slower turnover since it is not ‘collected’ like Swarovski figurines.
Swarovski is breaking new ground doing a series of online Swarovski events! Swarovski has designed and produced 4 unique pieces of jewelry to be offered to Swarovski collectors. The online events will start Friday, November 19, and run for 4 consecutive weekends. According to Swarovski, newsletter subscribers may get a hint as to what the limited edition Swarovski jewelry pieces will be in advance of the event weekends.
The event is open only to the 22 countries which presently offer online Swarovski shopping. The United States and Canada are among the 22 included in this special shopping opportunity.
Swarovski collectors in the United States can use this link: Swarovski Newsletterto receive further details and reminders.
Whether you are serious Swarovski crystal fanatics or casual Swarovski collectors, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to secure your limited edition Swarovski jewelry. This would be a terrific chance to get that special someone a gift that you know for certain would be a crystal treasure in years to come.
The Swarovski Golden Shadow Lion was released to Swarovski retailers near October 20, 2010. I was excited when mine arrived about a week later. I wanted to share some photos of this newest Swarovski Soulmate release with my collecting friends.
The Swarovski system # is 1092104. The suggested retail price is $960. This magnificent Golden Shadow Lion came with a special black card, cleaning cloth, gloves, and generic blue certificate (like other Swarovski generic certificates). The designer is Mario Dilitz. The Swarovski swan logo is on the back right foot. The stunning Swarovski figurine has dimensions of 6 15/16 x 3 7/8 x 6 7/16 inches and stands on a base of mahogany granite.
Other Swarovski Crystal sculptures in the Soulmates Collection include: Swarovski Maxi Swan, Swarovski Eagle, Swarovski Panther, Swarovski Black Panther, Swarovski Walrus, Swarovski Dolphins, Swarovski Lion, Swarovski Bull, and Swarovski Bear.
Swarovski has introduced another Limited Edition Swarovski figurine. The crystal figurine is the Swarovski Limited Edition Golden Rabbit. The Swarovski system number for the item is 1046377. This Swarovski figurine was produced for the collecting community in China only.
According to the ebay ads I read, the figurine has the inscription “Limited Edition 2011”.
So, if you are not in China, you may want to check out some of the ebay ads below to purchase:
Swarovski Limited Edition Golden Rabbit
Swarovski Limited Edition Chinese Golden Rabbit
(These ebay sellers are not endorsed by me. I have not purchased anything from either one of them.)
Good luck bidding if you looking to acquire this Limited Edition Swarovski figurine!
I have seen various places on the internet that there is a restaurant opening INSIDE a Swarovski boutique! Sound peculiar? I can’t say I would of ever considered the idea myself. The owner is well-known chef Kurt Guttenbrunner.
The location is Soho (New York), and the official opening day is November 15. Best of luck to the chef and Swarovski boutique in this venture!
I’d love to visit Swarovski in Vienna and Wattens. I came across a news article where a Swarovski Kristallwelten boss voices her dissatisfaction about the local traditions in Vienna and and how they affect the Swarovski Crystal Shop there. Apparently, the strong Roman Catholic influence in Austria, more or less, prevents companies from doing business on Sunday.