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SWAROVSKI BEAGLE PUPPIES

Here’s something cute. Swarovski’s beagle puppies sitting (158418) and playing (172296) belonged to “The Peaceful Countryside” group. They were designed by Adi Stocker, but were released at different times. The sitting puppy was available from 1990 to 2012, while the playing puppy was introduced in 1993 and retired in 2011.

SWAROVSKI FROG PRINCE

In 1984, Swarovski introduced the classic “Prince Frog” designed by Max Schreck. The first version of this piece had clear eyes. However, it soon became clear (no pun intended!) that the eyes weren’t really easy to see within the design, so in 1985, the clear eyes were “discontinued” being replaced by 2 black eyes. This black eyed prince frog remained in production until the end of 1991 with no change of code number. These days, of course, when there is a design change, the original is retired and the modified version is released with a completely different code number.

SWAROVSKI SHELL WITH PEARL / OYSTER

This oyster / shell with pearl (014389) was the first of several different shell with pearls that we’ve seen over the years. Designed by Michael Stamey it was available from 1988 until 2017 and belonged to the Aquatic Worlds theme group within Swarovski’s Silver Crystal range. The faceted clear crystal open shell has a white Swarovski crystal pearl in it. Swarovski manufacture pearls as well as crystal, coating them with an innovative pearlised coating which produces a flawless and silky smooth surface.

SWAROVSKI 2020 CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS IN AB AND SHIMMER CYRSTAL STANDARD AND LITTLE SIZE

New on the Swarovski website today (on-line exclusives area) are 4 new 2020 Christmas ornaments. Standard size AB and Shimmer crystal, and then the little version in AB and Shimmer crystal. Not actually in stock as yet on their website, but hopefully coming soon! Apologies for poor picture quality - you can't really tell there's much difference between them!

SWAROVSKI PUFFINS

Always popular with collectors, the original Silver Crystal puffins (261643) designed by Martin Zendron were available from 2001 to 2009. They belonged to the Feathered Beauties collection, and are made from clear and jet crystal. The jet crystal has a mirror backing to avoid it showing through the clear crystal. Their beaks are made from fire opal crystal, but here’s something to look out for – as per the photo, you can find them with light beaks which are almost yellow, through to orange and deep red!

SWAROVSKI ALLIGATOR AND CROCODILE

Swarovski’s Alligator (221629) was part of the “Endangered Species” collection and was available between 1998 and 2005. Designed by Michael Stamey, the Swarovski Alligator was made in clear facetted and moulded crystal. In 2016 the baby crocodile (5135898), designed by Elisabeth Adamer was the exclusive SCS event piece. The crocodile’s head and body are in Smokey Quartz and it has Jet eyes.

SWAROVSKI MAGIC MO

Happy Halloween! Dressed as a wizard with a black wizard’s hat, Swarovski’s Magic Mo wants to cast her spell on you! This playful character in Blue Violet crystal features Amethyst crystal horns and printed yellow stars. A separate red topaz crystal pumpkin is included. Always popular with collectors, and getting harder to find now, Magic Mo was a Limited Edition for 2012 and was designed by Edith Mair.

SWAROVSKI 2010 RED TIPPED HOLIDAY ORNAMENT

Hard to believe it, but this USA exclusive Swarovski holiday ornament (1074802) is now 10 years old! Identical to the standard size and ever popular 2010 Swarovski Christmas ornament, but with the addition of red (light siam) tips to the spines. This gorgeous ornament, designed by Verena Castelein was never available on the primary market outside of the USA.

SWAROVSKI USA EXCLUSIVE MINI BEAR

Today we’re looking at another of the cutest pieces of Swarovski – the USA exclusive mini bear. A mere 32mm (approx. 1 ¼”) tall, he was the only bear in the “vintage” bear family to be issued with pointed paws, rather than rounded ones. The USA mini bear is made from clear, faceted crystal, and has black eyes and nose. An added bonus, for all of you who like variation pieces, there are 2 known varieties - see the “feet paws” in the photo below!

SWAROVSKI HELLO KITTY HALLOWEEN

As we approach Halloween, here’s another Swarovski Halloween related item. Holding a pumpkin, Hello Kitty is dressed up ready for the occasion! Her outfit sparkles in orange and black crystal. Swarovski’s Halloween Hello Kitty (1191918) was only available from 2014 to 2015, but is arguably one of the cutest Hello Kitty pieces in the range.



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