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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Anonymous said...

I think our friend who may be worried about fakes and conmen, should look at herself first and stop taking other peoples ideas as her own. There is only one lot of Crystal Fanatics and they are the members of The Crystal Fanatics Club (CFC). A club and an idea started, owned and ran by Pat King and not by any one else who is only using the title to sell their stuff.

Anonymous said...

If people are worried about the possibilities of fakes then only buy from a reputable seller

Marlene said...

The panthers are beautiful, and closeup pictures of all the pieces in Vienna (taken by a CFC member) can be found in the Crystal Fanatics Club photo galleries. What a shame that people are being mislead by inaccurate postings elsewhere.

Julie said...

OMG - what a screw up LOL
Hang your head in shame! Claim to be an inferior authority and you can't tell a fake from a RARE Swarovski issue. WOW! That's rich.
This person also claims to have a PROVEN fake for sale and trusts someone will just like it and buy it - what a crock! THEN to accuse a reliable seller of deliberately trying to dupe CRYSTAL FANATICS.
This is a sad FANATIC wannabe and IF she was a FANATIC she'd know what was real and what wasn't.
That posting needs to come down - what an embarrassment, no credibility.

Su Ho said...

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