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2020 INSURANCE VALUATION GUIDE

The Crystal Lodge insurance valuation guide for 2020 is now available free to download from the insurance and valuations guide tab above. A separate document in Word format giving background information about our valuation guide is also available.

Our Crystal Lodge spreadsheet will automatically calculate the total value of your collection for you, all you need to do is add in the quantity of each piece that you have in your collection! You can use the blank rows at the end of the spreadsheet to add pieces that Swarovski release during the year to keep it up to date.

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND OUR OPENING HOURS OVER THE FESTIVE SEASON

Thank you for the best Christmas run-up ever. Last year was phenomenal and we never thought it would surpass it – but that just shows how wrong we were! It has been incredible. Our “world record” for number of parcels sent in one day has been broken several times, which is amazing. Thank you everyone for helping us to achieve that!

MACY'S EXCLUSIVE CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT

Another Macy's exclusive Christmas ornament has been released. Unfortunately, they will not ship to the UK. Here is the information about this beautiful item:

Created exclusively for Macy's, this limited edition star showcases over 100 crystal facets and is coated in our exclusive Aurora Borealis effect, which shimmers magically like the Northern Lights in every color of the rainbow. Nothing quite captures the magic of Christmas like Swarovski crystal and this ornament will bring the holiday to life, whether used to decorate a tree, window, or table.

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.



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