Swarovski often uses a standard crystal component or design and allows for companies to have it customized to sell or use as a company incentive or award. We have seen many Swarovski ball paperweights, keyrings, hexagons and so forth with specialized company names or logos. Common examples are the 40mm colored paperweights seen with the Warner’s Blue Ribbon Book logo, Crystal Affair colored paperweights, and Crystal Exchange America keyrings.
In 2011, I saw some of the more unique contemporary designs implemented for the same use. These designs were called the Swarovski Crystal Peak figurines. The Crystal Peak is available in 2 different sizes:
The Swarovski Crystal peak gifts have a topaz-like colored stone, affixed to dark-brownish granite pillars. The Crystal Peak figurines that I have personally seen are in a traditional blue Swarovski Box do have the Swan logo on them.
Kristall Buzz wants to take this opportunity to celebrate July 4th with some fireworks, over the Swarovski Crystal Peak of course. So Happy July 4th to Swarovski crystal fanatics across the USA!
Swarovski has uploaded a video to YouTube highlighting the re-opening of Swarovski Innsbruck nearly 2 weeks ago. According to the Swarovski video description, A dazzlingly revamped SWAROVSKI INNSBRUCK reopened its doors on August 26. Located in the center of town in a historic building, the new store is a radiant modern shopping destination. Around four hundred guests assembled at an exclusive opening gala to celebrate the occasion.
One thing I did notice in the video, were the crystal-decorated bugs. I didn’t know what to make of that, but the source articles below mention presenting the complexity of the world through the motif of fruit fly and an oscillation between science and art.
I found so much information about sightseeing, the community, the renovation, that trying to summarize in a short post would not be possible. So instead, I’m going to provide a few of the best-quality links for our Swarovski Kristall Buzz readers to follow:
In a recent press release from Cranston, Rhode Island, Swarovski Optik announces that their new CL Companion Binoculars have been selected as one of the Best of the Best for 2011 by Field & Stream Magazine on the new release . Given out annually, Field & Stream’s Best of the Best is awarded to the best new products in the hunting and shooting market, and is considered one of the industry’s top awards.
I’m no binoculars expert, so I liked watching this YouTube video about them.
The Companion CL Binoculars aren’t quite as pretty as the sparkly ones shown on the Swarovski crystal brand’s web site, but the award likely says it all. From what I could find on the internet, prices are: $999 for the 10×30 and $929 for the 8×30.
The Optik CL Binoculars are featured in the September, 2011 issue of Field & Stream
This is terrific news for Swarovski! Congratulations on a well-developed new set of binoculars!
The Kristall Buzz, a blog on Swarovski Crystal, has launched its fourth video on YouTube! This video highlights Swarovski Tiger crystal figurines along with some beautiful and exotic wild cats. Take a look!
Swarovski SCS Tiger – This Swarovski Tiger was the Annual Edition crystal figurine available exclusively to SCS members in 2010. It was the third crystal figurine in the series “Endangered Wildlife”. The Swarovski identification numbers are 9100000145 / 1003148. The Swarovski SCS Tiger retailed for $450 in 2010. The primary color used for the figurine was ‘golden shine’. The Swarovski SCS Tiger measures approximately 7.25″ in length.
Swarovski SCS Tiger Cub, Sitting – This Swarovski tiger cub was available to SCS members in 2010 and was a very complimentary figurine to the SCS tiger. The Swarovski identification numbers are 9100000166 / 1016678. It retailed for $180 in 2010. Like the SCS tiger, the color is ‘golden shine’. The Swarovski SCS Tiger cub measures approximately 3.12″ in length.
Swarovski SCS Tiger Cub, Standing – This Swarovski tiger cub was available to SCS members in 2010 and is a gorgeous addition to display with the SCS tiger. The Swarovski identification numbers are 9100000166 / 1016678 AND 9100000165 / 1016677 depending on whether it was purchased or provided as a loyalty gift by the crystal brand for purchasing the entire “Endangered Wildlife” trilogy using the same SCS number for all three pieces. The non-gift figurine retailed for $180 in 2010. Like the SCS tiger, the color is ‘golden shine’. The Swarovski SCS Tiger cub measures nearly 3.5″ in length.
Swarovski Chinese Zodiac Tiger – This Swarovski tiger is part of the crystal brand’s “Chinese Zodiac” series. The identification numbers are 9100000135 / 1002980. The official color is silver shade crystal. It is about 3.25″ long. This is the only tiger in the video that is presently available on the Swarovski web site, and it retails for $300.
Swarovski Tiger Paperweight – This Swarovski Tiger is silver in color, resting upon a crystal ball. This tiger was in the Swarovski Trimlite group “Crystal Sculptures”. Â Swarovski used unique product identification numbers to represent the metal color of the tiger .72116 is the number for the gold tiger and 72117 is the number for the pewter tiger This figurine was available 1983 through 1986 at a retail price of $95. Â This Swarovski tiger is very difficult to find and will likely command prices of $800 – $1200 dollars. No Trimlite mark was found on the figurine shown in the video.
Elizabeth Adamer was credited with the design for all the Swarovski SCS tigers. They truly look like a nice feline family.
Both the Swarovski Zodiac tiger figurines have a clear crystal base that is engraved matte finish name in English and Chinese seal script.
If you are a feline fanatic or collect Swarovski wild cats, many of these Swarovski tiger figurines can be found in the Crystal Exchange America store: www.CrystalExchange.com . Use the search box in the store and type in “tiger” (singular form, not plural) to view the crystal figurines presently available with pricing.
It has been about 6 weeks since Swarovski added the new Hello Kitty merchandise in the online shoppe. Several days ago, I found an official Swarovski Hello Kitty video on YouTube.
In the short video, the model shows off mostly the Swarovski jewelry offerings. Most of the Hello Kitty jewelry in the Swarovski shoppe is in the price range of $70 – $160. In the video, the model also poses with the Swarovski Hello Kitty Bag that retails for $650.
The video does not give much time to the crystal figurines, as only one of them is shown, and that is at the very end. The crystal giant is selling 3 different Swarovski Hello Kitty figurines, all which retail just over $200 each.
So if you are a crystal fanatic or Hello Kitty fanatic, you’ll want to check out the Hello Kitty of the Swarovski web site for their newest product line offerings!
The Swarovski figurines: Missy Mo and Y2B are two of the crystal figurines from the Swarovski Lovlots Pioneers. They are both clear crystal collectibles.
Lily and Luke are full-color members of the Swarovski City Park group.
Shady (sheep) and the following Swarovski Cows: Pinky Mo, Soccer Mo, Flower Mo, Halloween Mo, Country Mos, Glamour Mos, and Sunshine Mo are all Swarovski Lovlots Special Editions. These Swarovski Limited Editions are/were only produced for a specific calendar year.
The Swarovski designer Edith Mair is credited for all the cute Swarovski crystal creations cast in the Swarovski McLovLots farm video.
If you are creating your own Swarovski farm, nearly all the featured cast members are available in the Crystal Exchange America store: www.CrystalExchange.com . Simply go to the ‘Limited Edition Swarovski’ or ‘Lovlots & Zodiacs’ category to see the crystal pieces presently available with current pricing.
KristallBuzz has recently completed Swarovski Crystal Bees Video buzzing around to “Flight of the Bumblebee”. I’m amazed by all the unique variations of this well-known classical piece and how different musicians can add their special touches to the music.
I was surprised when I found that the song is even used setting and breaking “Guinness World Records” for being the fastest violinist!
The Kristall Buzz, a Blog on Swarovski Crystal, has launched a brief YouTube video starring two Swarovski crystal figurines, both Swarovski Bee crystal figurines! Take a look!
The first Swarovski Bee in the video is the Crystal In Flight Rhodium Bee. This rare Swarovski Rhodium Bee was introduced in 1985 and retired in 1986. This Swarovski Bee was available only in the North American market: USA only (not in Canada like the Gold Bee). During its 2 year production time, it retailed for $200. On the secondary market, a Swarovski MIB Rhodium Bee presently sells in the range of $1500 – $2000.
The second Swarovski bee in the video is the Crystal In Flight Gold Bee . The Gold Bee was introduced in 1985 and retired in 1988. This Swarovski Bee was available only in the North American market : USA and Canada only. During its 4 year production time, it retailed for $230. On the secondary market, in MINT condition with original box (Swarovski MIB), it presently sells $650 – $850.
Both Swarovski Bees were produced with the old Swarovski logo, the Block SC logo. Both have been noticed to have different types of supporting feet underneath the flat disk holding the flower petals in place. The feet may be smooth, faceted, or molded. The different feet do not seem to impact the selling prices of these crystal figurines on the secondary market.
Both these Swarovski crystal bees are getting harder to find, but can be found on the Crystal Exchange America web site in the “Insects” category!
Liza Schmidt of Germany was the lucky winner of the Swarovski crystal video contest that ended just last week. Her video is focused on the Swarovski Nirvana Ring and the possible powers it may hold.
Here are the winner’s thoughts and comments, taken directly from Swarovski’s social media page:
The idea for the video came from her husband after they saw a green Nirvana ring for the first time. According to Liza “we were really inspired by the power the ring has to transform the mood of the wearer when it is placed on the finger. It really can send you to a far-away place like Nirvana or heaven. For each person heaven is a special place and for this nomadic Buddah in the video we thought that heaven would be opposite of his daily life. Although in the end he decided to remain in the desert, the Nirvana ring still holds the power to transform. We had so much fun making this video and we are delighted it was chosen as the winner!”
Congratulations to Liza! Her Swarovski Nirvana Ring video will air at the Swarovski store on Times Square in NY. Liza also wins a round trip package to Milan which includes Swarovski VIP tickets to the fashion event of the year. And there’s more….Liza will receive (probably alot of ) Swarovski jewelry and time with (an unnamed) celebrity guest! Well done Liza! Looking forward to your next video adventure!
The Kristall Buzz, a Blog on Swarovski Crystal, has launched a short video on YouTube with some unusual characters cast. The characters are retired and discontinued Swarovski crystal figurines! Have a watch!
The sole chick in the video is the Swarovski Mini Chicken. Introduced in 1979 and retired in 1988, the mini chicken is THE very origin of the collection which eventually lead to the popular Swarovski book publications: Warner’s Blue Ribbon Books on Swarovski.
The next four loveable characters are Swarovski Happy Ducks, all of which are limited edition figurines.The Swarovski Pink Duck (with the ribbon) was a limited edition duck produced for Breast Cancer Awareness. It was only available to certain countries when it was produced in 2010. This limited edition pink duck is stamped “2010” with the Swarovski swan logo on the underside of the figurine. A portion of the proceeds were to benefit Breast Cancer Research.
The Swarovski Pink Duck (without the ribbon) was a limited edition duck produced for the Kids Earth fund. When it was available in 2010, it could only be found in Japan. This limited edition pink duck is stamped “2010” with the Swarovski swan logo on the underside of the figurine.
While the final 2 performers may look like Swarovski Happy Prince and Swarovski Happy Princess, they are not. These limited edition ducks are the Swarovski Royal Wedding Happy Ducks. This pair of ducks is packaged in a single blue navy box. Each duck has the Swarovski Swan logo underneath. However, on the ducks’ back, there are additional markings to signify a special event. The commemorative event was the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton. On the back of the Prince Royal Wedding Duck is the royal wedding date: 29 April, 2011. On the back of the Princess Royal Wedding Duck is a pair of wedding rings. Watch in the video, and you will see these special markings highlighted. These Happy Ducks were limited to a production of 3000 pairs and were only available at select Swarovski crystal retailers in the UK.
All these Swarovski Limited Editions can be found on the Crystal Exchange America web site in the “Limited Edition Swarovski” category!