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CLEANING YOUR CRYSTAL

With spring cleaning season in full swing, we have been asked for tips on how best to clean crystal. Here is an updated version of the article which featured in our old style paper Newsletters a few years ago.

I have heard of many different ways to clean crystal and tried most of them all, except the dishwasher – which I definitely wouldn’t even attempt, let alone recommend! I only have to look at my wine glasses (hic!) to know that this is definitely not a good idea.

Gloves or no gloves?

CHINESE NEW YEAR - ANIMALS

To celebrate the Chinese New Year, we have updated and re-issued our charts and animal characteristics sheets.

All documents available to download here:

  • Zodiac Charts
  • Animals

  • Rat
  • Ox
  • 2019 INSURANCE GUIDE

    Just a quick message to let you know that our Swarovski crystal insurance valuation guide for 2019 is now available from our website in the insurance/valuations tab at www.thecrystallodge.co.uk. The guide is available free to download and is in Excel format. A separate document giving more background information about our valuation guide is also available. Our Crystal Lodge spreadsheet will automatically calculate the total value for you, all you need to do is add in the quantity of each piece that you have in your collection!

    10TH BIRTHDAY! 10% OFF 10 CHRISTMAS AND DISNEY SELECTED ITEMS

    We can hardly believe it, but The Crystal Lodge (in its current format) is 10 years old on 1st September.

    To celebrate this event, we have selected 5 limited edition Christmas items and 5 Disney pieces to become our "10 items at 10% off for 10th birthday" event.

    Prices shown have already had the discount applied, detail of original price and discounted price are given in the individual listings for clarification. No further reduction is available. Original prices will be restored on 3rd September.

    SWAROVSKI ORNAMENT STAR - EXCLUSIVE TO MIDDLE EAST 5428548

    Visiting the Middle East soon? If so, you may be interested in tracking this item down while you are there.

    Offered exclusively to the Middle East, this elegant star ornament beautifully captures the rays of light and creates an impressive sparkle. With 124 facets, this star is the same design as the Nativity Scene Star (5393468).

    USA EXCLUSIVE - SWAROVSKI 2018 CHRISTMAS BELL ORNAMENT EXCLUSIVE TO DILLARDS DEPARTMENT STORE 5420321

    Another USA exclusive you may wish to look for when you're on your travels in the US. This piece is 99 USD and exclusively retails in Dillard's Department stores.

    Swarovski code number: 5420321

    USA EXCLUSIVE CANDY CANE ORNAMENT 5420322



    Visiting the USA this year? If so, here's another USA exclusive item which was introduced in summer 2018 that you might like to look for while you are there.

    This is the only information we have about the item, which currently retails at 79 USD.

    Swarovski code number: 5420322
    Size: 2 3/4 x 1 x 3/8 inches
    Designer: Elke Huber

    The description on the Swarovski website says:

    WHERE OUR CLIENTS LIVE

    Crystal collecting is certainly a global phenomenon!

    Here is an updated list of places that we have despatched crystal to since 2009:

    2006 SPECIAL EDITION MOUSE - ONLY 335 PIECES IN THE WORLD!!!

    Not much is known about this special mouse other than it is believed to have been a special project of Mr Paul Swarovski and 335 pieces were produced. It is also believed that it was a gift given to some European retailers.

    It does bear the Swarovski swan logo, but it doesn’t appear to have ever been given an official Swarovski part number or system number, and we have only ever seen them unboxed.

    REPLICA MOUSE GOLDEN SHADOW - AN EMPLOYEE EXCLUSIVE




    A special edition replica mouse in Golden Shadow crystal was given to Swarovski employees to celebrate the 40th anniversary of CGB (which we believe is “Consumer Goods Business”). The mouse is the same design and size as the original replica mouse, the AB mouse and the dark green mouse which was a Wattens only issue.



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