We have just discovered 2 new ornaments which are available exclusively in the Greater China area. They are identical to the Christmas ornaments available elsewhere in both gold and clear versions, but the Chinese ones are available in Aurora Borealis (AB) crystal. Shame they are not more widely available as they look great in AB crystal!
Just a quick message to let you know that our Swarovski crystal insurance valuation guide for 2017 is now available from our website in the insurance/valuations tab. The guide is available free to download and is in Excel format. Following a review of the figure from previous downloads, we have decided not to publish the PDF version this year. Our spreadsheet will automatically calculate the total for you, all you need to do is add in the quantity of each piece that you have in your collection! Why not download a second copy and use it as your Swarovski wish list?
For anyone going Christmas shopping in New York - be sure to look out for these fabulous "Big Apples" which will be arriving in store - exclusively in New York city - on 24th October.
Swarovski code numbers: 5264884 (large) & 5223929 (small)
Large apple has body of clear crystal and petal and stem in light siam, with a metal tag with NY on.
Small apple has body of light siam crystal with clear petal and stem, also with a metal tag with NY on.
Large - approximate size: 2.38 X 2 X 1.88 inches
Small - approximate size: 1.62 x 1.38 x 1.38 inches
Happy Birthday to The Crystal Lodge. 8 years old on 1st September 2016!
The original companies that were combined with the Crystal Lodge are, of course, alot older, having begun in the mid to late 1990s, but in this new format and with the Lodge name, its been 8 years. It really doesn't seem possible!
Many thanks for your continued support and custom. It wouldn't be the same, or indeed, possible without you!
Just a quick message to let you know that we have added the latest Swarovski releases to our current crystal gallery and the photo reference gallery. We do not, of course, sell any currently available items, we just show them for completeness. The first batch of 2016 retirements have also been moved into their new categories in both the shop and the photo gallery.
Watch out in August for the latest Christmas ornaments to be released, including the following (code numbers and UK prices added where known):
Nativity pieces - Joseph, Mary and baby Jesus [codes 5223601, 5223602, 5223604 and priced at £119, £119 and £34 respectively]
Hanging ornaments - Joy 5223255 £34 / Gold tone star (small) 5223596 £34 / Silver tone star (small) 5223598 £34 / Gift 5223258 £34 / Wreath (green) 5223687 £39 / Candy cane 5224610 £39 / Santa's stocking 5223614 / Nutcracker 5223690
Angel Emily 5215541 £119 / Angel Celeste 5218783
Just heard from a client who has sent pictures of a dark green replica mouse, exclusive to Kristallwelten. Thanks to "you know who you are" for the photos and info!
Just to let you know that the 2016 Christmas ornament is now available to purchase from the Swarovski website. That is incredibly early this year, but probably because of its significance as this year marks the 25th anniversary of the Christmas ornament.
We noticed in the Spring/Summer catalogue from Swarovski that there is a Chinese Junk and a Chinese ingot listed in this collection. We are aware of those 2 items having been available exclusively in the Greater China region for some time, but it now looks as though they will be rolled out globally.
The Chinese Junk was available in stores in the Greater China region, whereas the Chinese ingot, we believe, was orignally only available in 2013 at special events held in China/Hong Kong.