Happy 8th Birthday to The Crystal Lodge!

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!

Website and photo gallery updated

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.

Kristallwelten exclusive dark green mouse

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!

2016 Christmas ornament

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.

40 years of Swarovski figurines

Hard to believe, the crystal figurines we know and love started production 40 years ago, back in 1976! For those of you, who don't know the story, here is an abridged version:

Chinese inspired items

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.

2016 Spring / Summer catalogue now available to download from Swarovski website (SCS member area)

Just to let you know that the Spring/Summer 2016 collection brochure/catalogue is now available in the SCS member area of the Swarovski website and is available for download.

2016 Christmas ornament plus some facts about the annual Christmas ornaments - updated May 2016

Did you know that this year's Christmas ornament is already available in some Swarovski stores worldwide? It is absolutely gorgeous - we have pictures, but we're not going to spoil Swarovski's surprise. Normally, retailers receive these in the second half of the year.

This year is the 25th anniversary of the Christmas ornaments. Some Christmas ornament facts for you:

1991 - first of the star/snowflake ornaments issued. Same crystal, but different metal hanger and box in Europe and USA.

Where our clients live!

Crystal collecting is certainly a global phenomenon!

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

Website and photo gallery updates

We've just finished working on the updates to the 2015 year of retirement and 2016 year of introduction reference galleries.

We've also added a new shop category to the website called "Asian Symbols" which should make things easier to find as this category continues to expand.

New items for 2016 release have also been added to the website in the current crystal gallery (not for sale) area, and the 2015 end of year retirements have been moved across into the shop area of the website.

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