Swarovski has announced to its SCS members that they are releasing another Limited Online Edition Panther. The impending NLE release is for the Swarovski Lime Panther.
The crystal brand’s article states that the Lime Panther is the third issue of the Eclectic Panther collection. The other two panthers are the Swarovski Black Panther available in April, 2010 and Swarovski Orange Shine Panther available in August 2011. All three Swarovski Soulmates panthers are Limited Online Editions with a maximum production of 888 units.
When I initially heard the color Lime (Lime NC in the article), I immediately thought it would be a shade of green. However, when I see the pictures on the Swarovski site, to me, it appears much more yellow, like a banana yellow.
There is no mention of the price, but I expect it to be similar to the other Swarovski Eclectic Panthers in the $900 – $1100 range. The Black Panther sold out in days. The Orange Shine Panther took several months to become a sell-out. It will be interesting to see the time frame that the Swarovski Lime NC Panther remains online prior to sell-out. It is worthwhile to mention that the crystal giant plans to impose a maximum quantity for purchase to 3 per person. I would think that if the company wants everyone to have a reasonable chance to purchase, that they should limit to 3 per address.
For Swarovski crystal fanatics ready to purchase the Swarovski Lime NC Panther, mark your calendar for April 16, 2012. For cat fanatics looking for the other Eclectic Panthers, Crystal Exchange America has the Swarovski Black Panther and Swarovski Orange Shine Panther in their online store in the Limited Edition Swarovski category!