Retired Swarovski Dealer, Crystal Exchange America, has a Distinctive Crystal Figurine Available

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Crystal Exchange America is an online store with reputable Swarovski dealers featuring discontinued, retired, and rare Swarovski. In the 14 years they have been in business, they have never previously seen the figurine that is new to their online store…the ‘frosted mane lion’.

Swarovski Frosted Mane Lion

Swarovski Lion with Frosted Mane Available at Crystal Exchange America

Although the history of the Swarovski Lion with the frosted mane is controversial, this just might be one of those pieces avid Swarovski crystal collectors may want to have in their collection because of its uniqueness and beauty.

Crystal Exchange America is delighted to have a unique product now available on their web site. It a very unusual figurine, made using Swarovski components. To most Swarovski collectors, the figurine is better known as the ‘Frosted Mane Lion’.

The ‘frosted mane lion’ is a virtually identical design to the Swarovski Crystal Society (SCS) 1995 Annual Edition Lion. The 1995 Lion is an Annual Edition Swarovski crystal figurine that was available to Swarovski club members in during that year only. The 1995 Annual Edition Lion follows the 1993 Annual Edition Elephant 1994 Annual Edition Kudu. The 1995 Annual Edition Lion was the final animal to complete the ‘Inspiration Africa’ trilogy. The Swarovski designer of the SCS Lion was Adi Stocker.

However, the ‘frosted mane lion’ does come with controversy on its legitimacy. While the figurine is packaged in the 1995 Lion Swarovski box, and includes a 1995 Lion Swarovski certificate of authenticity, the Swarovski company remains tight-lipped as to whether or not they produced the figurine with a frosted mane or if the frosted mane of the lion is an after-market modification.

The ‘frosted mane lion’ is an attractive crystal figurine. It certainly is unusual, and is hard to find on the secondary market or in the online auctions. It is not documented in the Warner’s Blue Ribbon Books. Although the history is controversial, this just might be one of those pieces Swarovski crystal fanatics may want to have because of its uniqueness and beauty.

Crystal Exchange America can be found by visiting their website which has been online for over 14 years -- a testament to their quality and success in the crystal industry. Presently, they have over 5000 products in their online store, most of which is retired Swarovski.

Pursuing hints from their avid crystal collecting clients, Crystal Exchange America recently entered the blog scene. The company regularly posts to their blog about rare Swarovski, interesting online auctions for Swarovski figurines, Swarovski company announcements, and upcoming Swarovski crystal releases. The Swarovski blog is called the Kristall Buzz and can be found at http://www.kristallbuzz.com .

For the keen crystal collector looking for more than the Swarovski figurines, Crystal Exchange America also sells the most popular books on Swarovski Crystal. Two of the collectors’ favorite Swarovski price guides are written and published by Swarovski collectors for the past eighteen consecutive years: Warner’s Blue Ribbon Books on Swarovski.

Crystal Exchange America, a retired Swarovski dealer, is not affiliated with, endorsed, or sponsored by Swarovski. Crystal Exchange America is an independent company providing a specialist service to collectors of Swarovski Crystal and Swarovski Silver Crystal.

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