It appears that Swarovski is putting a larger emphasis on the Men’s Collection in their marketing and advertising. Today, when I was at the Swarovski web site, I noticed the scrolling marquis (below the huge Hello Kitty frame) now contains a section labeled Especially for Men’s N the Skull with a feature picture of the new skull accessory.
I think it’s great that men are becoming a target audience for product development, considering just how many male crystal collectors that there are. As for the Swarovski Skull figurine, I’m still a bit shocked by the masculine figurine.
If you follow the link for Swarovski Men’ section, it leads to the first page of several for a Swarovski Men’s Jewelry line. On this jewelry page, the 2 different sized skull figurines appear. While I was surprised to find it mixed in with (men’s) jewelry, I was equally surprised that when I searched the store with the term soul mate that the skull did not appear in the search results. After all, the retailer that shared the new product with me indicated that it was a part of the Swarovski Soulmates collection.
In short, if you are looking to purchase the Swarovski Skull figurine, it may be easiest to find it on the Swarovski web site by searching the term skull.
The Swarovski Soulmate Skull is offered in two different sizes.Â The larger of the two is 4.25″ tall. The system # for this Swarovski Large Skull is 1124219. This skull retails for $860. On the Swarovski site, they mention that the design is for men and it is suggested for display in the home or office. While the Large Skull does appear in the online store, it is not yet available to purchase.
The smaller of the two is about 2.25″ tall. The system # for this Swarovski Skull is 1124215. This skull retails for $370. On the Swarovski site, they mention that the design is for men and that it is a compliment to the N the Skull jewelry range: two pendants and a keyring. This Small Skull is available for purchase now, simply by adding it to your cart and checking out.
Both Swarovski Skulls are made of Jet Hermatite (Black) crystal, accented with ruthenium finish metal accents.
The crystal brand currently produces one other large jet black crystal figurine the Swarovski Jet Swan. I’m now wondering if there are plans for other masculine Swarovski crystal figurines, or if other large black figurines are in the works.
Well, we always hear of new things, sometimes strange things, being embellished with Swarovski crystalstones.
Case and point, check out this human female skull, which can be found at www.swarovskicrystallhumanskullart.com
Never did I think that the crystal giant themselves would produce a Swarovski Skull figurine. To my surprise, they have! From information obtained from an authorized retailer, this Soulmate Skull is supposed to launch in August or September, 2011.
The Swarovski Soulmate Skull is jet hermatite (black) crystal with silver colored accents and will be available in two different sizes. The larger of the two (Swarovski system # 1124219) is just over 4″ tall and will be in the price range of $850 – $900. The smaller of the two (Swarovski system # 1124215) is about 2″ tall and will be in the price range of $350 – $400.
I was able to find Swarovski ‘N the Skull’ men’s jewelry and an ‘N the Skull’ keyring on the official Swarovski web site, so I believe this is a family of products. The Swarovski N the Skull keyring (system #1111589) retails for $140. The Swarovski N the Skull Pendant retails for $200 (system # 1111588) and Swarovski N the Skull Necklace retails for $450 (system # 1111587).
I’m not so sure that I’ll be adding this “N the Skull” figurine to my collection, but it is certainly bound to spark some conversation within the Swarovski crystal collecting community.