Sunday, December 11, 2011

The REAL Story About Swarovski Vienna

Recently, a supposedly purported 'authority' of Swarovski Crystal 'information' posted on her blog a forewarning for the Swarovski White Frosted Soulmates Panther. The gist of the article stated that this item could very well be a forgery.

Anyone who knows anything about Swarovski Crystal is familiar with the Swarovski Vienna store that is a 'stage' for displaying rare issues and prototypes from Swarovski. One of our members traveled to Vienna in December 2010 and supplied us with a plethora of photos from the Vienna 'Eclectic Panther - Moments to Remember' display, that have been posted in our CFC Photo Galleries since then.

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Taken by a CFC Member

A few of those panthers have since been produced for the marketplace by Swarovski on their website this year; namely, the Morada and Orange Shine Soulmate Panthers, originally included in this Collection. The photos carefully document each and every one of 45 Panthers in different various colors. Some of those colors, unfamiliar to Swarovski collectors, include Burgundy, Ceralun, Jasper, & Yellow Shadow, including the so-called 'might be fake/altered' Frosted White Panther. 

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Taken by a CFC Member, Photo #18

Posted BY Swarovski in December 2009, with an interview with Marcus Langes-Swarovski, I quote the following: "Constant renewal, change and innovation are the maxims at Swarovski. Various "Eclectic Panthers" serve as an indicator of crystal's immensely variable properties, with the idea of the project to reinterpret a classical, crystalline piece in a variety of ways. As such, 45 of these panther figurines can be found in the heart of Vienna, with various colours, effects and materials, all based on precisely cut crystal."

What further documentation or proof could you want? Anyone can look up this information on the internet.

In the same article, the Poodle with Frosted Tail and the AE Lion with Frosted mane are mentioned. Now these are Fakes! I personally know who did the 'artwork' and made a small fortune selling these 'altered' issues to collectors.

So Who would you believe?
IF you are truly a 'crystal fanatic' as this writer so clearly implies, literally stealing our Tradename, you know better.

Pat King
Crystal Fanatics Club, Inc.
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Friday, December 02, 2011

MORE 2012 Swarovski NEW Issues

Just uploaded to our CFC PHOTO GALLERY!

A NEW 'Hearts' Collection! 4 New Photos!
A NEW Kris Bear Collection! 2 New Photos!
2012 Ltd Edition Lovlots
2012 Disney Ltd Edition
2012 Arribas Ltd Edition


Thursday, December 01, 2011

Special Swarovski Store Event Going on NOW~


FRIENDS & FAMILY Night December 1 - 4, 2011
at Swarovski Retail Stores

45% OFF up to $2,000 on your Purchases

Swarovski will increase the amount each sales associate has to spend using their discount UP to $2000. This includes anything the sales associate has already purchased, anything the associate and friends/family purchase during the event. The increased discount amount is 45% for everyone.

You Must Be Invited to attend!

To do this, Call your local Sales Associate at your Swarovski Store and ask to be put on the Guest List.

YOU AND the Sales Associate and the store manager must be present to purchase and use the discount!
Supposedly, the discount applies to everything except SCS Memberships and Gift Cards.

Some stores are having a Private Friends and Family shopping event either before or after work on Sunday, December 4, 2011. The store manager chooses whether it will be before or after the stores' regular hours, so ASK.

I believe this is a U.S. only Event, but if any of you from Canada or Overseas hear about it, let us know!