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2020 SWAROVSKI RELEASES

Loads of fabulous new releases for 2020, but as ever, we are not revealing them - as they are Swarovski's surprises to reveal, not ours. Suffice to say that 2020 is the 125th anniversary year for Swarovski, so there are some special pieces being introduced to celebrate such a fabulous milestone in the company's history. New pieces in all categories, and even in some new categories! A spectacular Annual Edition piece also on its way, with 2 family members available to purchase separately.

WEBSITE UPDATES

We've been undertaking some updates to our website recently, primarily to sort out some of the shop sections which have grown rather large and cumbersome over time.

DILLARD'S EXCLUSIVE BELL FOR 2019

Following the successful launch of the 2018 bell which was exclusive to the USA department store Dillards - another exclusive bell has been issued for 2019. Priced at $99.00 (USD)/ Details as follows:

Crystal 2019 Exclusive Bell with Tree Ornament
Item 05841531

NEW CHINA / HONG KONG EXCLUSIVE ISSUES

Hot on the heels of the Zodiac Pig which was an exclusive release in the Greater China area for this year - Chinese Year of the Pig, Swarovski in China have just released an exclusive Zodiac Rat to celebrate the Year of the Rat (2020).

Also released is a special golden stallion, again, exclusively available in the Greater China area - which is based on the design that is currently available in clear crystal, designed by Heinz Tabertshofer.

Here is the information about each piece and a photo - the prices shown are in Hong Kong dollars.

ZODIAC PIG
HK $3,290.00

HAPPY 11TH BIRTHDAY CRYSTAL LODGE!

Time certainly flies - The Crystal Lodge (in its current format) is 11 years old today (1st September 2019)! Thank you so much for your support and custom through the years - we couldn't do it without you.

SWAROVSKI UK RECEIVE A ROYAL WARRANT

Huge congratulations to Swarovski UK on receipt of a Royal Warrant. Here is the announcement they made on 10th August 2019:

"We are proud to inform you that by command of Her Majesty the Queen, Swarovski UK Limited has received a Royal Warrant as a manufacturer and supplier of crystals.

This prestigious warrant has been granted to Nadja Swarovski, Member of the Swarovski Executive Board, on behalf of Swarovski UK Limited, in recognition of the company’s commitment to highest standards of service, quality and excellence in the manufacture and supply of crystal."

SWAROVSKI CRYSTAL FACTSHEETS

We have been asked many questions recently about the more vintage Swarovski pieces, including Variation in Production (VIP), USA exclusives and so on. We thought it would be a great idea to add some information on our website all in one place, so that you can view and download all the information you need to help you identify the more vintage Swarovski crystal products.

We have added a new page / tab called "Factsheets" where you can view and download the factsheets free of charge.

SWAROVSKI MAGAZINES

By popular demand - we have added a new category to our photograph reference gallery entitled "Swarovski magazine covers". As you would expect, this does exactly what it says on the tin, so to speak and features (to date) 107 front covers from the Swarovski magazines right back from Vol 1 No 1 in 1987 to the first magazine of 2019. We will update it as/when new magazines are produced.

CLEAR AND FROSTED BASED ANNUAL EDITION WOODPECKERS 1988

We were recently asked by a collector if we could explain why there are 2 different versions of this piece. But, before we deal with the topic of the base of the piece, there is another difference exclusive (so far) to this annual edition.

REPAIRING SWAROVSKI CRYSTAL

We are often asked about repairs and which glue to use! We are also asked if we undertake repairs. We never, ever attempt a repair or re-glue to a Swarovski item and we can't stress enough how important it is NOT to attempt to repair a piece yourself! Only repairs undertaken by Swarovski's experts can be considered "pristine". We won't purchase any item that has been subject to a DIY repair - most are very obvious and DIY repairs ruin the piece, making it worthless, and therefore unsaleable.



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